What Can I Do About Missing Teeth?

Dental BridgesThe effect of a missing tooth can have a huge impact on not only a person’s smile, but also on their overall health and well-being. For those who have recently lost a tooth or who have been meaning to replace a lost tooth for some time now, there are many solutions available to restore a smile to its original beauty. For immediate relief, schedule a tooth replacement consultation with a cosmetic dentist near you today. For those who would like to learn more about their available options, here are a few important things to keep in mind.
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Does A Dental Implant Work?

How Do Dental Implants WorkIn the past, the usual fix to the missing tooth dilemma, was to be fitted with a dental bridge, an often ill-fitting wire which was hooked onto your existing teeth, wherein a false tooth (or teeth) filled in that gap in your smile.

Today, however, the preferred method of tooth replacement is a dental implant.  Dental implants have many superb qualities, among them: they replace missing tooth roots and form a stable foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Additionally, dental implants help preserve the remaining bone by providing the stimulation previously provided by the natural tooth roots.  There is a 95% success rate for dental implants.
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Ways to Fix a Missing Tooth

Repair Missing Teeth“All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!” It was a popular Christmas song more than 70 years ago, but the sentiment isn’t lost, even today. Having missing teeth, especially in areas that are visible to others, can do a number on your confidence. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Fixing a missing tooth is actually one of the most common dental procedures that family dentists perform on a daily basis. Millions of Americans opt yearly for fixing their missing teeth, restoring both their confidence and their beautiful smiles. So what are your options if you have one or more missing teeth? Is there more than one dental procedure for replacing lost teeth? Here’s information from family dentists in Essex County about the procedures available in dental offices today for repairing missing teeth. Continue reading “Ways to Fix a Missing Tooth”

Pros and Cons of Dental Implants

Pros and Cons of Dental ImplantsAt any given moment, many people and throughout the country are facing the dilemma of what to do about lost teeth. In fact, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons recently reported that 60 percent of all Americans in their mid 30s to mid 40s have had loss of one or more teeth. Thankfully, the dental industry has developed options when it comes to replacing those teeth, and none of them include spending the rest of your life with missing teeth. If you have lost one or multiple teeth, it’s good to know that not only are you not alone, but that there are attractive and effective ways to replace those teeth. Dental implants are one of the most popular restorative dental procedures in all of cosmetic dentistry, especially for their aesthetics and functionality. Here’s more information on the advantages and disadvantages of dental implants that can help you make an informed decision about whether implants are right for you. Continue reading “Pros and Cons of Dental Implants”