If you have one or more missing teeth and want a fuller smile, Dr. Dhara Patel offers restorative dental treatments at Best Dental Spa. Dental implants, dental bridges, dentures and partial dentures can be used to replace one or multiple missing teeth.
Missing Teeth Problems
Missing teeth should be replaced because tooth structure is needed to support your overall oral health. In addition, if the gaps left by missing teeth are not filled, multiple problems can arise, including:
- Bone loss
- Tooth decay
- Speech issues
- Crooked teeth
- Shifting teeth
- Difficulty chewing
- Facial sagging
If you have missing teeth and would like to restore your smile confidence with a new smile, contact Best Dental Spa at 847.660.6603. Our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure that treatment runs smoothly.
Restorative Treatment Options
Before treatment, Dr. Patel will review your budget, goals, and oral health to help you choose a treatment that works for you. Dr. Patel uses Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) for restorations involving dental implants. CBCT is integral to treatment planning and the placement of implants.
Single missing teeth or whole arches of teeth can be replaced utilizing dental implants. Dental implants consist of a titanium post which is inserted into the jawbone. After a period of 3 to 6 months, a permanent abutment and dental crown are added for a permanent restoration.
One or more teeth can be replaced with dental bridges. This option can be removable or secured in place with dental implants. Dental bridges can also utilize surrounding natural teeth to secure and replace consecutive missing teeth. Further tooth loss can be prevented with this solution.
Dentures & Partials
Multiple teeth or the upper and lower arches of teeth can be replaced with dentures or partial dentures. Like dental bridges, dentures can be removable or secured by dental implants. Dr. Patel also offers all-on-four dental implants which are used to secure dentures using four implants. Many patients also find that it is easier to bite and chew food with these dental restorations.
Missing Teeth FAQs
What happens if you don’t replace a missing tooth?
If you do not replace a missing tooth, it can cause issues over time. In some cases, teeth may shift around the gap causing crooked teeth. You are also more prone to many mild to severe oral health concerns, such as infections, gum disease, and oral cancer.
Can I get a crown for a missing tooth?
A common option to replace a missing tooth is a crown. Crowns work to replace single or multiple teeth. They are typically used in cohesion with dental implants, and are a permanent solution to missing teeth.
Are teeth implants painful?
Dental implants may be known to be painful after operation. During the procedure patients are put under anesthesia so that they do not feel any pain. After having an implant placed patients may feel achy and tender pain in the area for a few days.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Call Best Dental Spa today for comprehensive missing teeth treatment at 847.660.6603, or send us a request for an appointment online.