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Options for Missing Teeth

Don’t Miss Out on a Beautiful Smile

You deserve a complete, beautiful smile. If you’re missing teeth, you have a variety of options available for replacement, but how do you know which is the right one for you? And why should you replace missing teeth anyway?

Some patients assume that if you can’t see a missing tooth when you smile, there’s no reason to replace it. However, this reasoning is false, as missing teeth can be detrimental to your oral health. When you lose a tooth, the remaining teeth are put under more stress as they have to account for the workload of the missing teeth. This can alter your bite, affect the way you eat, chew, and speak. In the long term, the bone can begin to deteriorate where the tooth used to be.

Now that you know why you should replace missing teeth, you have to determine how. Every patient is different, but at Carnazza Dental Medicine, we offer the following solutions for tooth replacement:

  • Dental Bridges
  • Partials
  • Dentures
  • Dental Implants

Bridges, Partials, and Dentures

These prosthetic appliances restore your smile aesthetically. Dental bridges are anchored through dental crowns placed on the healthy teeth adjacent to the gap, while a prosthetic tooth fills in the area where the tooth is missing. Partials are a removable option for patients missing either a single tooth or a whole series of teeth and are secured by metal clasps. Dentures are best for patients who need to replace an entire arch, and secured by natural suction or adhesive. Another option is implant-retained dentures, which are held in place by four dental implants, ensuring a secure and comfortable fit.

About Dental Implants

While prosthetic appliances, such as dentures, partials, and bridges are quick-fix options, dental implants are a permanent, close-to-natural replacement that are both affordable and convenient. Dr. Carnazza is the only local dentist that can place and restore implants. First, he’ll surgically implant a titanium rod into your jaw bone, ensuring maximum comfort throughout the procedure, which is performed right in our office. As it heals, the rod fuses to your bone, mimicking the root of the former tooth. Once fully healed, a customized dental crown will be bonded to the post, fully restoring functionality to your smile. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime and help improve your oral health. Find out more about Dental Implants!

Your smile deserves to be the best it can be. With tooth replacement options from Dr. Guy Carnazza, DMD and Carnazza Dental Medicine, you can have a complete smile that’s healthy, happy, and beautiful. Contact us today for a free consultation or visit our implant dentistry page to learn more about dental implants.

Dr. Carnazza can place AND restore dental implants. Call us today! (516) 887-3550

added on: September 18, 2017