Treatment options for missing teeth
Dr Weiner is here to, in partnership with your restorative dentist, help provide you with options to replace your missing teeth, restoring your aesthetics and function. There are several options to replace missing teeth, and your periodontist and dentist will work together to explain to you the pros and cons of each of these options.
There are many reasons why a person may lose one or more teeth. However, there are several options if you do. You can review these options with your dentist to find the best one for you. These include by are not limited to: a bridge, a partial denture, or an implant.
What are dental implants and how do they work?
A dental implant is a titanium-based fixture used in dentistry to restore a site previously occupied by a tooth. Today, dental implants are considered the standard of care to replace missing teeth, with success rates in healthy patients of over 98%. Dental implants function just like natural teeth, making them a terrific option to replace one or more missing teeth. From the day a tooth is lost, the surrounding gums and bone begin to shrink. Thus, the longer you wait to have your dental implant placed, the more tissue is lost and the greater the chance that the implant site may need to be rebuilt prior to implant placement. We are here to guide you through options to replace your missing tooth (or teeth). Every individual, and every tooth, is different, so at your initial consultation appointment with Dr Weiner, she will provide you with a personalized treatment plan catered to your address each of your concerns and aimed to help you improve your aesthetics and chewing function for a lifetime.
This video provides a good overview of the basics of dental implant therapy.
Bone and Gum Grafting
If you do not have enough bone or gum tissue to support a dental implant, don’t worry. Today there are many different techniques to regrow your lost gum and bone tissue, all of which will be discussed at your initial consultation visit.