Are you aware of the importance of replacing any lost or missing teeth? It is essential that you replace missing teeth so that further damage to your smile cannot occur. If missing teeth are not filled in, the potential for tooth decay and other teeth ailments greatly increases, as the void left behind can become a haven for bacteria and plaque buildup. In addition, missing teeth can weaken your jaw and cause gum destabilization, which will lead to tooth slippage.
If you are looking for a permanent tooth replacement, consider the benefits of dental bridges and dental implants. Dental bridges are highly effective tooth prosthetics that can easily mimic the look of natural teeth. They are attached to your mouth by placing them in the areas were missing teeth once were and connecting them to nearby and neighboring teeth. As an alternative, dental implants can also be used for a permanent tooth replacement. Dental implants are installed directly into your jaw bone for a durable hold that can last a lifetime. If your jaw is not strong enough to support a dental implant, a bone grafting procedure may be needed.
For a removable tooth replacement option, dentures are the best choice. Dentures can be crafted for as little as one tooth or an entire row of teeth. Due to the ease at which dentures can be removed, they can easily be cleaned every night. In addition, dentures can be crafted for your exact dental profile to ensure they will blend in with the rest of your natural teeth.
For any further questions or concerns about tooth replacements, Nicoletti Dental Group is here to help. For oral health care treatments, we can offer a comprehensive diagnosis from Dr. Jason Nicoletti and our team at our dentist office in Poughkeepsie, New York. To schedule an appointment, call us at 845.452.8410.