Did you know that your oral health can affect your entire body? If you’re missing a tooth, you’ve probably experienced discomfort and even seen changes in what you can eat and how you speak. You probably have to compensate by relying more heavily on your remaining teeth, and that increases the risk of wearing them out sooner.
The last thing you want is to have your health adversely affected because of missing teeth. But as you lose one tooth and then another, your jaw begins to deteriorate.
We recommend receiving a tooth implant as soon as possible after a tooth extraction. The great news about tooth replacement with dental implants is that these implants function exactly like your natural teeth. Implants act as a safeguard for your bone structure, preserving both your oral health and the appearance of your smile.
TOOTH REPLACEMENT OPTIONS
At Montz & Maher Dental Group, we’re committed to providing you with a variety of options to replace your missing teeth.
Replacing a Single Tooth
Dental implant-supported crown
The team at Montz & Maher Dental Group will suggest a dental-implant-supported crown to replace a single missing tooth if the teeth surrounding it are healthy. Crowns are crafted with top-quality porcelain and are individually designed to fit your unique smile. Your tooth replacement will look and feel completely natural and provide you with the biting and chewing power you’ve been missing.
In certain instances, a bridge might be a wiser solution to replace your missing tooth. Because of our high-quality materials and our attention to detail, our bridges can be extremely durable and long-lasting. When you come in for a consultation, we can let you know if a bridge is a right choice for you.
Replacing Multiple Teeth
If you are missing several teeth in a row, Dr. Montz, Dr. Maher, or Dr. Dunwody can place a bridge supported by two or more implants. The benefits of implant-supported bridges are that they are extremely stable and can provide you with greater chewing power.
Our bridges are both durable and natural-looking because we take care to get the details right. In addition, everything is done at our office, making dental implant work easier and more convenient for you.
Dr. Montz, Dr. Maher, Dr. Dunwody and the rest of our team at Montz & Maher Dental Group craft high-quality dentures that look natural and fit well. These restorations can help prevent bone loss and provide for a beautiful smile. In some instances we can even fabricate “claspless” partial dentures with the help of 2 or more dental implants. Say goodbye to the ugly metal clasps wrapping around your front teeth.
Full Arch Replacement
If you’re missing all of your teeth, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants can be an excellent solution. At Montz & Maher Dental Group, our preferred method is to use the All on 4® Treatment Concept. With all authentic parts from Nobel Biocare, our patients can expect to receive the leading-edge of dental implant technology.
Snap-on dentures, or implanted-retained dentures using locators—whether on a full size implant or mini implants—can also be a great option for our patients. During your consult with Dr. Montz, Dr. Maher or Dr. Dunwody, we can discuss what is best for you.
Traditional Full Dentures
Alternatively, you may choose traditional dentures, though these may require adjustments as you age and your mouth changes.
If you have missing teeth and are tired of suffering a compromised lifestyle, give us a call today. We have many options available to help you create a dazzling, full smile.