New innovations in dentistry allow us to preserve your natural teeth for longer than ever; however, tooth loss is still a common problem. In fact, at least 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. With each one you lose; it significantly impacts your quality of life and your oral health. Not to mention, your self-esteem will also suffer. Now, you have more options than ever to rebuild your smile to conquer the challenges associated with missing teeth. Besides traditional treatments, our highly-trained dentist also offers the latest solutions using dental implants in Braintree.
Traditionally, two missing teeth in a row are replaced using a fixed bridge. We take an impression of your mouth to recreate the portions of your missing teeth visible above the gumline. The bridge is held in place by reshaping your adjacent teeth to bond dental crowns over them. This is a convenient and affordable solution; however, you’ll need to permanently alter healthy teeth to support the bridge.
As an alternative, a dental implant can hold the bridge in place. A titanium implant post is surgically inserted into the jawbone, replacing the root of a tooth to provide unmatched benefits not possible with a traditional bridge.
A bridge and crowns can also treat three or more missing teeth in a row. While it is effective, it will only last for a few years before needing to be replaced. Instead of relying on crowns for support, you can enjoy a more permanent solution using a dental implant at either end of the bridge. This gives you a solution that’s proven to last for decades with the right aftercare.
Significant tooth loss is often treated with a partial. Prosthetic teeth are attached to a gum colored base that has a metal framework. This allows it to clip or clasp onto your teeth to hold it in place. You will complete your smile using a convenient option, but it will never feel like your real teeth.
Instead, you can use a combination of single unit implants and implant-retained bridges to replace your teeth. Your new smile will closely look and feel natural to enjoy your favorite foods again.
With an post serving as a tooth root, implant-supported prosthetics offer exceptional benefits when compared to traditional treatments, such as:
If you’re ready to overcome the challenges of tooth loss, your dentist in Braintree can help. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to restoring your smile.