Replacing Missing Teeth

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Replacing Missing Teeth

There multiple options to replace missing teeth.  

  1. Removable dentures:

The most cost effective way to replace your missing teeth.  Unfortunately it is removable (meaning you have to take them out at night).  Also your removable bridges only partially restore your chewing capacity. They can also result in denture  sores and additional bone loss due to the pressure from dentures on the gums and bones.

  1. Fixed bridges.  Fixed bridges are a better option to restore your teeth.  When making a fixed bridge dentist cuts down teeth adjacent to the missing tooth.  Then impression of those teeth is made (either digital or with the impression material).  This impression is sent to a dental lab where a cementable (fixed bridge is fabricated). Bridge consist of abutments (crowns that are cemented to your teeth) and pontics (teeth that are attached to abutments)  and replace your missing teeth. This bridge is cemented to your own teeth. The drawback of this procedure is:

We have to cut down your healthy teeth.  With time restorations may trap food and cause decay in the abutment teeth.  

  1. Dental implants:

Dental implants are a gold standard when it comes to tooth replacement.  Dental implants have been around for over thirty years. AN implant is an artificial root (usually made out of titanium alloy) that is implanted into the patient’s mouth. After several months 2-6 a restoration can be placed on top of the implant.  Restrictions can be either removable or fixed, depending on the treatment plan and a patient budget.

Our office places and restores hundreds of dental implants every year.  Dr Greyf is a graduate of Misch Implant institute and a fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists.  He has applied for several patents in the field of Dental Implants and is considered an expert in Bone Regeneration and Implantology.





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