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Solutions for Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can occur for many reasons including age, disease, injury, or daily wear and tear. The blow to your self confidence, not to mention the inconvenience and damage to other teeth over time, is usually enough to send you to the dentist’s office for a solution.

In the past, the best solutions for missing teeth included:

  • A bridge
  • Removable partial dentures
  • Full dentures

None of these solutions provide the permanent and carepersonal answer patients want most. Today’s advances in implant dentistry, however, have created a solution for one or more missing teeth that resolves the embarrassment of an unattractive smile, promotes long term oral health, and requires no special maintenance. That solution is the dental implant, a titanium post anchored directly to your jawbone and topped with a realistic crown that mimics the look, feel and function of your natural teeth.

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Understanding Dental Implants

During the first step of your dental implant procedure, Dr. Doolin surgically places a titanium post in your jaw. After giving your gums a few months to heal around the post, a replacement tooth– a crown — is attached to the top of the post.

Benefits

Dental implants continue to grow in popularity because they offer great improvements over dentures and bridges such as:

  • Greater stability
  • A more user-friendly solution than other teeth replacement options
  • Prevention of bone loss and gum recession

Alternatives to Dental Implants

For those patients for whom dental implants are not an option due to previous diseases or patient preference, other options for replacing missing teeth are available, including:

  • Removable partial dentures held in place by wire clips
  • Fixed dental bridges
  • Traditional full dentures

There is only one way to know for sure which solution for missing teeth is right for you. A private, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Doolin in the comfort of our friendly, state-of-the-art dental office is your opportunity to ask as many questions as you’d like, and to allow Dr. Doolin to perform a comprehensive oral examination to determine which procedure is best for you. Please contact us online or call (248) 656-2020 to schedule your no-cost consultation today!

Rochester Advanced Dentistry