Missing teeth compromise all aspects of your oral health and can even take a toll on your quality of life. A single missing tooth will leave a gap in your jaw bone that creates space between adjacent teeth. This hole in your bite allows teeth to shift or loosen. This will increase the chances of additional tooth loss.
Without the tooth root to stimulate bone growth, patients will suffer from gradual bone loss. This loss of structure in the jaw will change the shape of your entire face. Deep wrinkles will form around the mouth, your mouth will begin to sink into your face, and your chin will look pointed. These facial feature changes can make you look older than you really are.
Missing teeth can also cause gums to recede. This leaves you more susceptible to sensitivity and tooth loss. It also puts you at higher risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay.
Bella Smiles in Riverhead, Roslyn, and Nesconset, NY offers a range of modern tooth replacement options. We provide complete care that can restore your smile and boost your confidence. We will tailor your treatment plan to your personal needs, cosmetic goals, and budget. Our comprehensive approach to tooth replacement will help rebuild a stable oral foundation, a beautiful smile, and a healthy, functional bite.
Solutions for Replacing Missing Teeth
We provide patients with complete and personalized treatment plans to address all their oral health concerns. Your Roslyn, NY dentist will evaluate your dental health, personal concerns, and end goals. Then they will work with you to provide the treatment that works best for you.
Together, you will choose the procedures necessary to replace your missing teeth that will provide you with optimal results. Advancements in modern dentistry, materials, techniques, and technology have made missing tooth replacements more natural, effective, and comfortable.
Your dentist will chose a tooth replacement option for you based on several conditions. We will consider your health, jaw structure, the number and location of missing teeth, and cosmetic goals 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. The 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 the 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.