Tooth loss can occur due to many reasons, be it the result of untreated periodontal disease or tooth decay. Whatever the reason for the loss of teeth, it can result in issues when it comes to biting, chewing, and speaking. Shifting of the remaining teeth can cause discomfort, and many people who are missing teeth feel self-conscious about it.
Dentistry offers many solutions to the problem of missing teeth, depending on how many teeth are missing, the state of the remaining teeth, and other aspects. Likely the most cost-effective option for those missing many or all of their teeth are dentures or partial dentures.
Dentures and partials can restore your ability to eat, give you your smile back and help reduce the sunken look that those with missing teeth may have due to bone loss and sagging facial muscles resulting from tooth loss.
The best option for you depends on your specific situation, so call us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sprang or Dr. Stoycheff to discuss your options.
Restorations are available to replace all of the teeth on the upper or lower arch of the mouth. These are known as complete dentures.
For those who have remaining healthy teeth, partial dentures can be made to attach to them and fill in the areas where teeth are missing.
Bridges are an additional option for smaller gaps between natural teeth.
If enough healthy bone remains, implant-supported dentures may be an option. This method combines dentures with dental implants to provide for a more stable fit and better biting force.
Give us a call to discuss your options for tooth replacement.