Replacing Missing Teeth
If you are missing one or more teeth, it’s important to replace them as soon as possible. When a missing tooth is not replaced, the adjacent teeth can drift or shift into the open space and compromise your bite. The remaining teeth have to carry the ‘load’ while chewing and are put at risk for chipping, fractures and greater wear and tear. Plus, having missing teeth can make you feel very self-conscious when you’re around others as you may be embarrassed by how your smile looks. The great news is there are many options available for replacing missing teeth.
At Alipaz Family Dentistry, we provide a wide range of dental services including restorative dental care in San Juan Capistrano. Dr. Maggie Motakef can restore your smile if you’re missing teeth to improve your oral health and make you proud to smile when spending time around others. We offer several tooth replacement options including:
Our practice specializes in dental implants, which are permanent replacements for missing teeth. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root used to support a restoration for a missing tooth or teeth. A dental implant looks, feels and functions just like a natural tooth. Whether you are missing teeth due to tooth decay, an accident or injury, you should consider dental implants, as they are the most popular and effective method for replacing missing teeth. Dr. Maggie offers a free implant consultation so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by finding out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants!
A dental bridge is a permanent dental appliance that can replace missing teeth while recreating a complete, beautiful smile. The most common type of bridge consists of a porcelain tooth fused to two dental crowns to secure the replacement firmly in your mouth.
Many people with missing teeth wear dentures. There are several types of dentures available including:
Immediate Dentures: This type of denture is a good solution when complete extractions of your remaining teeth is unavoidable. When you’re wearing an immediate denture, you won’t feel embarrassed around others due to a toothless smile.
Partial Dentures: A removable, partial denture can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. When you replace missing teeth with a partial denture, you will feel good about your natural looking smile while enjoying the ability to eat more efficiently.
Implant-Retained Dentures: An implant-retained denture is a denture that is held firmly in place by dental implants. This type of denture is very stable and durable so you won’t have to fuss with messy dental adhesives nor worry that your dentures will slip out of place or fall out.
Contact Us Today
At Alipaz Family Dentistry, we believe that everyone should have a healthy, beautiful and complete smile! It’s important to replace your missing teeth as you need all your teeth for chewing food effectively, speaking clearly, maintaining good oral health and feeling good about how your smile looks! Contact us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Maggie to find out which tooth replacement option is best for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!