If you lose a tooth, then there are several options for replacing missing teeth Midtown Manhattan and we have taken a look at the pros and cons of each procedure. Your choices include dentures, a dental bridge or dental implants. One thing you shouldn’t do is ignore the gap, as each tooth helps to protect the rest of your remaining teeth and leaving a space can allow these teeth to drift out of position, causing problems with your bite (Occlusal Equilibration | Bite Adjustment ) and your appearance.
Non-Implant Option: Dentures and Dental Bridges
Dentures are the most cost-effective option for replacing missing teeth. However, here at D&D Periodontal Associates, we often see patients with loose and uncomfortable dentures. This can cause difficulties with eating and speaking. Additionally, dentures do nothing to address the problem of jawbone loss and the pressure of dentures resting on the gums can actually help to accelerate this loss. Loss of bone is crucial, affecting the way dentures fit so they become increasingly loose as the years pass by.
Bridges can be a good choice and are supported by crowns on the teeth adjacent to the gap. Modern dental bridge can look amazing and this may be a suitable option if the adjacent teeth could do with being crowned. It’s not always such a good choice if these teeth are perfectly healthy as it would mean removing a substantial part of their structure in order to make room for the crowns. The problem with this is that these teeth will always need to be covered up with dental crowns and there is a possibility that the crowns could leak in the future as they begin to age, increasing the risk of infection and decay. (Read more: Crown Lengthening New York City)
Implant Option for Replacing Missing Teeth
These days we do recommend dental implants wherever suitable as this is the most advanced and long-lasting option for replacing missing teeth. There are several reasons why we like dental implants, mainly because of their protective effect on your dental health. This is the only option that will help protect your jawbone, preventing further bone loss by artificially replacing your tooth root. (Read more: Manhattan Bone Grafting) When you have a dental implant it is self-supporting so there is no need for us to cut down healthy teeth. Additionally, dental implants help to spread the load created by biting and chewing and will ensure your remaining natural teeth stay firmly in place.
Replacing Single Tooth with Dental Implants New York City
Treatment is also very versatile as we can supply dental implants to replace just a single missing tooth, or they can be used to replace missing teeth through implant supported dentures or full arch bridges. With the correct dental care and maintenance, dental implants can last for many years, making them a particularly cost-effective solution in the longer term.
With dental implants, you can enjoy the sensation of having teeth that feel strong and stable, making it easy to eat all your favorite foods. Our highly experienced periodontists take a lot of care when planning each dental implant treatment to ensure the final results look and feel amazing.
Although there are other tooth replacement solutions, don’t you deserve the best? The really great thing is that treatment is suitable for most people, but the best way to find out for sure is to come and see our best periodontist NYC for an initial consultation.