Whether due to severe periodontal disease or an accident, tooth loss is an upsetting matter that can affect a person’s confidence and ability to speak and eat. Read on to learn about some popular tooth loss treatment options:
- Dentures: Dentures are a great solution for people who are either suffering from total tooth loss or who have lost more teeth than can be reasonably replaced through other methods. Your dentist can create dentures that replace every tooth or can make what’s referred to as a partial denture, which only replaces a certain section of teeth. Ask your cosmetic dentist about the various options available for easily securing dentures.
- Bridges: Bridges are a great option for people suffering from both tooth and bone loss. A bridge is a dental device that consists of a prosthetic tooth secured between two natural teeth. These anchoring teeth must be filed down in order to hold the crowns that attach to the bridge. A dental bridge can help patients chew and speak more easily, as it assumes both the look and feel of the missing tooth.
- Dental Implants: Dental implants are the preferred method of tooth restoration because they look, feel, and act just like regular teeth. Implanted directly into the jaw, these prosthetic teeth work to preserve the bone density that is often compromised by a missing tooth root. After inserting a metal post into the empty socket and waiting for the bone to integrate securely with it, your dentist will put a cap on the post that looks just like a natural tooth. Dental implants may replace one or multiple teeth and can even anchor a full set of dentures.
If you’ve lost a tooth and are weighing your replacement options, come to the office of Dr. Kenn Kakosian, DDS. Located in Manhattan, Dr. Kakosian can advise you about tooth loss options, such as dental implants, as well as help you with other cosmetic dentistry solutions, like teeth whitening, Invisalign, and veneers. For more information about our New York City-area practice, call (888) 775-8116.