At Art of Dental Care: Ellen Rado DDS, we have several options for replacing missing teeth. If you have a tooth that has been knocked out in an accident or was removed due to decay, we can perform a procedure to replace it so you can regain the full functionality and appearance of your smile. If you live in Green Brook, NJ area, we invite you to call (732) 424-8483 and schedule an appointment with our dental office. After examining you, we will make a recommendation which procedure will provide the best results for your appearance and lifestyle goals.
How can I tell which missing tooth replacement options are right for me?
Out of all of the missing tooth replacement options, which one is the most durable?
At Art of Dental Care: Ellen Rado DDS, we can give you a well-made and durable replacement tooth, regardless of which option you select. However, if you are looking for a replacement option that looks and feels like a natural tooth, a dental implant is the most effective. When completing this procedure, we implant a titanium post underneath the gums and secure it to the jawbone. This serves as a replacement root system. Over the course of one to several months, the titanium and bone will fuse together to create a new root system that is as strong as the original. The process of osseointegration makes it possible for us to give you a sturdy and durable tooth replacement you can count on. In our dental office, we will then attach a new tooth that has been specifically created to blend in with your surrounding teeth. An implant is the next best thing to a natural tooth. It is important to note that this is a surgical procedure, and in order to qualify, your jawbone will need to have sufficient density. Not everyone qualifies for the procedure. There are, however, other durable replacement solutions, such as a dental bridge.
A bridge is the most durable, non-surgical solution you can get to replace a missing tooth, because it is firmly attached. Many of our patients prefer this as an alternative to dentures, while being less invasive than implants. During a consultation, we can explain the benefits of both options so you can determine which solution will work best for you. Additionally, if you have any restrictions, such as your remaining teeth not being healthy enough to support a bridge, we will let you know and suggest a different solution.
In some cases, dentures are an ideal way to replace missing teeth. While not as durable or sturdy as an implant or bridge, they do have their place. Dentures are an ideal immediate solution while waiting for another cosmetic procedure. Also, if you have suffered from resorption and do not have any strong, remaining teeth, they may be necessary. In this situation, modern dentistry has made it possible to wear a set of dentures that looks natural and feel stable in your mouth.
Green Brook Options for Replacing Missing Teeth
Will my missing tooth replacement options be influenced by my age?
At Art of Dental Care: Ellen Rado DDS, our goal is to provide you with a tooth replacement solution that is beautiful, natural-looking, and will work for your lifestyle. Age, while a factor in healthcare, has less to do with your ideal tooth replacement solution than what your lifestyle is like. For example, you could be a senior and not want to wear dentures, even though they are common. Regardless of your age, if you lead an active lifestyle, dental implants could be the best solution simply because they are the sturdiest option and will allow you to maintain all of your activities. One thing to be aware of, and this does not have to be age-related, is that when you lose a tooth, the process of resorption starts. The longer you wait to visit our Green Brook dental office and have the tooth replaced, the less bone density you may have and your options could be more limited. This makes losing a tooth an urgent matter.
We recommend that you call 732-424-8483 and schedule an appointment with our dental office at your earliest convenience. During your appointment, we will examine your gum, take X-rays, and make a recommendation about tooth replacement option best suited for your needs. Acting on this quickly will help in restoring your appearance and oral health.
To learn more about dental options for replacing missing teeth, call 732-424-8483 and schedule an appointment with our Green Brook dentist office today.
Helpful Related Links
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). What Are Dental Implants. 2013
- American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). Implants Defined. 2015
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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