If you’re missing one or more teeth, it’s critical to replace them as soon as possible. Missing teeth can lead to serious oral health concerns, including jawbone deterioration, difficulty speaking, and shifting or breaking of the remaining teeth. Fortunately, those who are missing teeth now have more options available to them than ever before. Union City, NJ, patients who choose Dr. Diana Rodriguez & Associates are presented with a wide range of teeth replacement solutions. While determining the best choice involves a thorough consultation and evaluation, here’s an overview of some of the teeth replacement options you may have to choose from.
1. Dental Implants
Dr. Rodriguez offers both traditional and mini dental implants. Both of these teeth replacement options are installed in the jawbone to halt bone deterioration and increase the strength and stability of the implants.
In the past, some patients have discovered that they weren’t candidates for traditional dental implants due to bone loss, or they were told they required expensive and painful bone grafts before they could undergo the procedure. Now, mini dental implants allow more patients to enjoy the stability and strength of dental implants.
Best of all, since mini implants are roughly half the size of traditional implants, the procedure doesn’t require bone grafting. As a result, they allow for faster recovery and fewer steps to restoring your smile.
2. Implant-Supported Dentures
While traditional dentures remain one of the most popular teeth replacement options, implant-supported dentures allow patients to take advantage of the stability, strength, and superior bone retention of implants at a more budget-friendly cost.
Implant-supported dentures, such as Fix-on-Six® dental implants, allow patients to replace an entire row of teeth at once, anchoring them with only six mini implants, which hold the dentures in place permanently.
Patients can also elect to receive denture stabilization, where their traditional dentures are affixed to implants so they can reap the benefits of implant-supported dentures while still being able to remove them for easy cleaning and care.
3. Dental Bridges
Patients seeking teeth replacement options that dont involve implants may prefer a dental bridge. Dental bridges are designed to replace a tooth or multiple teeth missing in a row.
Typically, the bridge is anchored into the mouth using dental crowns. The crowns fit over the existing teeth on either side of the gap, and the bridge fills in the intervening space.
If you’re hoping to restore the appearance and function of your teeth without implants or invasive surgery, dental bridges may be your best option. Keep in mind, however, that installing a bridge does require multiple visits.
Choose Union City Mini Dental Implants for Your Teeth Replacement Needs
Missing teeth can affect many aspects of your life, from eating to talking to smiling. Diana Rodriguez & Associates are ready to guide you to the right teeth replacement options for you.
Dr. Rodriguez ensures that her patients receive the best replacement for their teeth. Her practice boasts hundreds of five-star reviews from happy patients whose smiles she’s helped restore over the years.
To learn more about the many teeth replacement options offered by Diana Rodriguez & Associates, schedule your free consultation with Union City Mini Dental Implants today!