Tooth replacement can be accomplished with relative ease and a range of options in today’s dentistry. From bridges and dentures to dental implants, patients enjoy choices that will improve their smiles and their oral health. At the Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry, we can replace your missing teeth with the latest treatments and techniques. A trained and experienced Prosthodontist, Dr. Stein offers complete care under one roof for implant dentistry.
Single Tooth Replacement
If you have one missing tooth or will need to have a tooth extracted, we often recommend replacing it with a dental implant. There are many reasons for this, and the long-term benefits will outweigh the upfront cost. Dental implants are like prosthetic teeth, replacing all parts of what is missing from root to crown. This is a key feature and it is important to consider how this stabilized and supports your long term oral health:
- Reduces bone loss: the loss of your tooth root leads to a reduction in bone tissue in that area. There is no longer a healthy tooth root stimulating the continued growth of bone tissue to support it. This can lead to a sunken jaw and a more aged appearance. The implant also helps to maintain the natural structure of your bite and minimizes the shifting of teeth after one is lost.
- Restoration of normal chewing: your new dental implant will function like a natural tooth, allowing you to bite and chew with normal forces and to enjoy a varied diet.
- Confident speech: without fear of a slipping appliance or the impact of a missing tooth, you can once again speak with clarity and confidence.
Replacing A Full Arch of Teeth
When a full arch of teeth is extracted or missing, Dr. Stein can offer traditional dentures and implant-supported dentures. Unless there are oral or overall health concerns, we will recommend using implants to secure a new denture. As with the replacement of a single tooth, implants will offer the best support for your long-term dental health and quality of life. With implant-supported dentures, you can eat, speak and enjoy life as if you have your natural teeth.
Dr. Stein works with all patients needing to replace teeth on an individual basis, taking the time to fully understand your oral health condition, needs, and aesthetic goals. We welcome you to schedule a consultation if you have missing teeth and explore your options.