Studies show that 69% of all adults between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth because of injury, gum disease, failed root canals, or tooth decay. If you have lost one or more of your teeth, then it may be time to contact your cosmetic dentist. Read more about the ways a dentist can replace your missing teeth:
Dental Implants: Dental implants are long-term replacements composed of a titanium implant that fuses with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Your cosmetic dentist first inserts the titanium screw into your jawbone and attaches the abutment over the gum-line. Later, a tooth-colored crown is placed over the implant to complete the process and provide a more natural appearance. Unlike other false teeth that can cause bone loss over time, dental implants leave the surrounding gum tissue and bone structures unharmed. Implants can last a lifetime when cared for properly.
Partial and Traditional Dentures: Another common way to replace missing teeth is through the use of dentures. Your dentist will typically offer two types of dentures, including:
- Partial Dentures. Typically comprised of a pinkish or gum-like plastic base with replacement teeth, partial dentures are designed to replace a small section of teeth and help prevent the existing teeth from shifting out of position. Partial dentures are also referred to as bridges or over-dentures because they can fit over a small section of preexisting dental implants or natural teeth.
- Full Dentures: Generally replace the entire set of upper or lower teeth. Most full dentures are made from a combination of metals and synthetic materials including acrylic resin. Full dentures are also known as immediate dentures because patients can typically wear them immediately following the extraction of the natural teeth.
Are you ready to revitalize your smile? For the best specialty dentures, dental implants, Lumineers, and cosmetic dentistry procedures in NYC, contact Dr. Kenn Kakosian, DDS at (888)775-8116 today.