Missing teeth are a concern for millions of Americans. At Northport Family Dental, we’re pleased to offer a wide array of tooth replacement solutions to restore your smile to a whole and healthy state.
We understand that appearance is important to everyone, and our goal is for you to love everything about your smile. One of the best measures of our success in achieving this goal (aside from enhanced function) is how you feel about the way you look after treatment. We want whatever solution we choose to improve your self-confidence, knowing that your replacement teeth look natural and that you feel like your smile “belongs” to your face.
As discussed in Smile Design, the process of working with you to customize and modify your treatments as appropriate also applies.
A common scenario where a fixed bridge would be appropriate is a patient with a single missing tooth. Traditionally, the teeth on either side of the space are prepared for crowns that support an attached replacement crown – a three-tooth bridge. We can also use a fixed bridge to cover larger spans.
Using a fixed bridge can be cost effective, especially if adjacent teeth are badly broken down and can benefit from the placement of supporting crowns. However, if the adjacent teeth are in excellent condition, and circumstances allow, the choice of an implant may be the better option.
Dental implants are a standalone replacement that does not involve adjacent teeth. This is a big consideration, especially for patients who have high rates of decay and a repeating cycle of restoration and failure.
In addition to a single tooth replacement, implants can be used as the foundation to replace multiple missing teeth using complete or partial dentures.
For many decades, dentures have helped improve the lives of millions of people. They are another example of an excellent, cost-effective tooth replacement method. There are a wide variety of solutions for adapting your dentures to fit all your needs. Some of these include:
As you can see, we offer a variety of tooth replacement solutions based on your unique needs. Please contact our Northport dental office and we’ll be happy to arrange a consultation with Dr. Rubin to discuss your options.
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