In many emergency situations patients resolve the dental problem by deciding on extracting the tooth – one or more. Long term consequences of missing tooth or teeth can be detrimental to the occlusion, alignment and esthetic appearance of the dentition. Missing teeth should be addressed as soon as possible to avoid additional problems. If left untreated, missing teeth will lead to bone loss in the jaw and changes in the bite as adjacent teeth shift position. Our practice offers several tooth replacement options and will recommend the most suitable for your dental health, cosmetic goals and budget.
DENTURES AND PARTIALS
Today’s cosmetic dentures can provide a natural looking option when several or all of the teeth have been lost or removed. Dentures can be removable or permanently secured with dental implants. Implant secured dentures have high rate of patient satisfaction and the benefits they offer for oral health. Dr`s Golalic also offer precision attachment retained partial dentures that can completely eliminate the need for non-esthetic metal clasps.
Dental bridge is a fixed solution for replacing one or several lost teeth. It can be anchored by existing teeth or it can be retained by dental implants. Our doctors can design dental bridges that are esthetic, metal-free and functional for many years.
Dental implants are considered the most desirable option for replacing missing teeth because they function much like a natural tooth. They are made out of titanium and secured into the jaw bone with post which acts like a tooth root and reduces bone loss and subsequent jaw shrinkage. With proper dental care, dental implants can provide a permanent solution for lost teeth.