Missing teeth compromise all aspects of your oral health and can even take a toll on your quality of life.
Just one missing tooth leaves a gap in the jaw bone and creates space between adjacent teeth. The hole in the bite allows teeth to shift, or loosen and increases the possibility of additional tooth loss.
Without the tooth root to stimulate bone growth patients may experience a change in the shape of their face. The empty root socket weakens the structure of the jaw resulting in gradual bone loss.
Left untreated missing teeth can cause gums to recede leaving remaining teeth susceptible to sensitivity and tooth loss. Missing teeth put patients at a higher risk for developing gum disease and tooth decay.
Bella Smiles in Riverhead, Roslyn and Nesconset, NY offers a range of modern tooth replacement options. We provide full-service care that can restore your smile and boost your confidence. We tailor treatment plans to your personal needs, cosmetic goals and budget.
Our comprehensive approach to tooth replacement helps patients rebuild a stable oral foundation, a beautiful smile, and a healthy, functional bite.
Solutions for Replacing Missing Teeth
At Bella Smiles, we provide our patients with comprehensive and personalized treatment plans to address their oral health concerns. Your dentist will work with you and thoroughly evaluate your dental health, personal concerns and end goals.
Together, you will choose the procedures necessary to replace your missing teeth that will provide you with your optimal result. Advancements in modern dentistry, materials, techniques, and technology have made missing tooth replacements more natural, effective, and comfortable.
We take into consideration the cosmetic, oral health, and functional aspects of restoring a healthy stable smile after tooth loss. The replacement options for missing teeth are chosen based on several conditions. The patient’s health, jaw structure, number and location of missing teeth and their cosmetic goals will all be considered when forming a plan.
Dental implants: dental implants are the most natural and secure way to replace any number of missing teeth. Bella Smiles offers all types of implants for permanent tooth replacement.
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Dental bridge: a dental bridge can be permanently secured to replace one lost tooth or several consecutive teeth.
Dentures or partial dentures: dentures are used to replace an entire top or bottom arch of teeth. Modern dentures are more natural looking and comfortable to wear. Dentures can be secured in place with the addition of dental implants.
All-On-Four Implants: edentulous patients may benefit from the All-on-Four dental implant procedure. Remaining teeth can be removed and dental implants placed in a single visit to our Roslyn, NY dentist office.
Missing Teeth FAQs
What happens if you don’t replace a missing tooth?
If you choose not to replace a missing tooth, you put yourself at risk for your teeth to shift. This can lead to teaches, trouble speaking and chewing, and TMJ issues.
What are my options for a missing tooth?
If you are missing one or more teeth it is common to replace them so that remaining teeth do not shift. Options to replace missing teeth include dental implants, dental bridges, full dentures, and partial dentures.
Can I get a denture for one tooth?
Dentures for one tooth are called single-tooth dentures or partial dentures. They are a common option to replace a single missing tooth. A more popular and modern option for tooth replacement is dental implants. Dental implants are permanent restorations that do not need extra care.
Schedule A Dental Exam & Consultation
If you are missing one tooth, or all of your teeth, do not wait any longer to rebuild your smile. Schedule a dental exam with Dr. Lotardo in one of our Long Island dentist offices. We welcome new patients from Nesconset, Riverhead, Roslyn and many communities on the North Shore of Long Island.