June 1, 2016
When you have a missing tooth, you need to replace your missing tooth to regain your confidence while preventing additional oral health complications. Now, new advancements in dentistry offer various options to replace missing teeth depending on your degree of tooth loss. No matter if you’re missing one or two teeth, or all of your teeth on the top or bottom jaw, we have the restoration dentistry in Framingham you need for a complete smile.
Why Replace Missing Teeth
Whether you’re had a tooth extracted or fall out, you need to replace the missing tooth. Even one missing tooth has a large impact on your oral health, quality of life, and confidence. When you have an incomplete smile, you begin to lose bone density as the supporting structures of the tooth begin to deteriorate. Overtime, the destruction of the structures will cause your surrounding teeth to lack the proper support. When left untreated, your surrounding teeth will eventually begin to shift. This not only leads to the potential for tooth decay, gum disease, and poor tooth alignment, but can lead to additional tooth loss.
With the right form of tooth replacement, you’ll give your teeth the support they need to protect your oral health. In some cases, depending on the type of tooth replacement you choose, you can actually stop the progression of bone loss. As a leader for restorative dentistry in Framingham, we offer multiple solutions for treating tooth loss.
Treating Tooth Loss in Framingham
For those who are suffering from tooth loss, you have multiple options available to you depending on how many teeth you’re missing. For example, if you’re missing a single tooth, dental implants or a crown and bridge in Framingham are ideal options. For those who have more than one missing teeth in a row, a crown and bridge can still be used, as well as dental implants and partial dentures. When all of your teeth are missing on one or both jaws, often dental implants or traditional dentures are best. To choose the best option for your needs you need to understand what each option entails.
Crown and Bridge—A crown and bridge is a common and affordable way to replace missing teeth. Essentially, the missing tooth is replaced with a bridge, which is held in place by crowns placed on adjacent teeth. This is often more reliable than partial dentures.
Full/Partial Dentures—Dentures have held a common place in dentistry for years. New advancements now make dentures appear more natural while offering a more secure fit. Your dentures will be custom made to meet your individual degree of tooth loss.
Dental Implants—Dental implants use a titanium post that’s surgically inserted into the jawbone. Using an abutment and prosthetic crown, the tooth is permanently replaced. Implants can also be used to replace multiple teeth and all missing teeth using less posts for a less invasive procedure.
If you’re suffering from tooth loss, discuss your options, such as dental implants in Framingham, with us today. Call Dr. Mark Fried at (508) 242-3172 to schedule an appointment.
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