Permanent teeth should provide a lifetime of function but sometimes permanent teeth are lost from an accident, deep cavities, or gum disease. Your teeth are designed to work together to help you speak, smile, and chew. These important functions can be affected by tooth loss. Even the loss of a single back tooth may cause your other teeth to shift or drift out of position which could lead to tooth decay or gum disease on your remaining teeth as well as problems with the overall function of your teeth and jaw.
Not many years ago, losing a tooth left you with few choices for replacement. Fortunately dentistry now offers a variety of solutions for missing teeth. Dental implants provide a secure and stable anchor for replacing a single tooth, several teeth, or a full arch of teeth. Fixed dental bridges and removable appliances are other good choices for replacing missing teeth. Dr. Ostler will help you choose the treatment that is right for you.
Contact Dr. Ostler’s office today for a consultation to see what kind of tooth replacement is right for you.
Dental implants are a great solution for many patients with missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth will improve the appearance of your smile while restoring your mouth to its proper function. Single crowns or complex bridges can be supported by dental implants. Dr. Ostler will work with you to create a customized result to restore beauty and function to your smile.
Traditionally, dental bridges have been a good choice for replacing missing teeth. With the widespread use of dental implants, more options, including implant supported bridges, are now available to bridge gaps in your smile. Traditional dental bridges continue to be a good choice for replacing missing teeth, especially bridges that use newer customized ceramics with improved strength and cosmetic appearance.