Types of Restorations to Replace Missing Teeth
By Louis Buono on February 20, 2013
Missing teeth are not only a source of embarrassment, they also can make daily functions like eating difficult. If you're missing teeth, you may want to consider implant-supported dental restorations. Implant-supported dental restorations offer a permanent solution to restoring the look and function of your teeth. At the Long Island cosmetic dentistry practice of Dr. Louis Buono, we offer different types of dental restorations to meet your specific needs. Read on to see which dental restoration may be right for you.
Replace Individual Teeth with Dental Crowns
For those who are missing one tooth, implant-supported dental crowns are a great option for restoring missing teeth. This treatment begins with the surgical placement of a dental implant, a titanium post, with the jawbone. Once fully healed, the implant is permanently bonded within the jaw. At this point, a porcelain dental crown is attached to the titanium post to complete the treatment process. Implant-supported dental crowns are a popular choice in tooth replacement because they offer a permanent, secure, and natural-feeling replacement for missing teeth. Implant-supported dental crowns are generally used to replace a single missing tooth. If you have multiple missing teeth, the following dental restorations are also available.
Replace Multiple Missing Teeth with Dental Bridges
Implant-supported dental bridges are another option to replace missing teeth. Implant-supported dental bridges may be recommended when two or three adjacent teeth are missing. Dental bridges are made to resemble two or three consecutive teeth and can be secured to the jaw bone with a dental implant. Implant-supported bridges are a more cost effective way to replace multiple teeth since fewer dental implants are required. Minimizing the amount of dental implants used also decreases the recovery time of oral surgery so you can enjoy the final results of treatment as soon as possible.
Replace a Full Set of Teeth with Implant-Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures do not require the use of messy denture adhesives because the prosthetic is anchored to the jaw bone with dental implants. Implant-supported dentures are a great option for those missing a full set of teeth on the top jaw, bottom jaw, or both. Implant-supported dentures offer a secure, comfortable denture experience. The treatment involves the placement of three to five dental implants. Customized dentures are created for a secure, comfortable fit. The dentures attach to the dental implants with either a thin metal bar or metal studs. The metal attachment allows you go about your daily life with the confidence of knowing your dentures are firmly anchored in place while still having the ability to remove the dentures for easy cleaning.
Schedule an Appointment at Garden City Smiles!
For our patients in Long Island, restorative dentistry restores confidence, reduces oral pain, and improves overall quality of life. You can enjoy the lasting benefits of a restored smile! Schedule a consultation with Dr. Louis Buono for your personal consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.
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