Missing Teeth Replacement– Norwood, MA
Rebuild a Confident Smile After Tooth Loss
Have you lost a tooth or two? Believe it or not, you’re far from being alone. About 120 million American adults have at least one missing tooth, while about 36 million have no natural teeth left at all. At Central Dental Associates, we can help you overcome the challenges you’ve face with your smile. Just because you’ve suffered tooth loss doesn’t mean that a confident, strong smile is outside your reach. Let our experts help you find the solution that best meets your needs—just contact us for a consultation!
Why Is It Important to Replace Missing Teeth?
If your missing tooth is located where few will notice it, you may be tempted to do nothing about it. But having a gap in your smile can do real damage. Your other remaining teeth can shift out of position to compensate for the gap, changing the way your bite matches up and creating extra space between your teeth. Also, when a tooth is lost, the jawbone stops bringing in nutrients, which means that it diminishes over time. That’s why so many who have lost teeth have an older, sunken look.
Out of the options for replacing your lost teeth, dental implants are usually the most recommended treatment because they actually substitute for the entire tooth structure. As a result, implants last for decades and provide support for the jawbone. In other words, implants enable you to enjoy better oral health and biting strength in the long term, which can help you have a higher quality of life.
The concept of dentures has been around for a long time, but modern dentures are better than ever before. The gum-colored base as well as the custom prosthetic teeth are designed to look completely natural so you can smile with more confidence. While partial dentures use clasps to hold into healthy teeth, full dentures rely on suction to stay in place. Or, you can attach your dentures to implants for even more security.
Fixed Dental Bridges
For one to three lost teeth in a row, a dental bridge may be a good solution to fill in the gap. This restoration consists of one dental crown on each end and the solid prosthetic teeth in the middle. The end caps are affixed to the two healthy teeth that are beside the missing ones for stability and help maintain the proper spacing in your smile. This restoration can also be bonded to two dental implants to take care of replacing several missing teeth.