15 Presidential Blvd STE 201 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

What Are My Options for Missing Teeth?

Are you missing one or more of your permanent teeth? Even if a single tooth is missing, the remaining teeth can shift over time, overcrowding the mouth. It can be more difficult to clean between these teeth, and bacteria can build up, contributing to tooth decay and gum disease. Additionally, if the tooth socket is not cleaned thoroughly, it can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Dr. David Weinstock provides multiple treatments for missing teeth in Bala Cynwyd, PA. These tooth restorations can help prevent dental or gum infection as well as restore full function to the bite.

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Restorative Dentistry for Missing Teeth

Discover more about each of our restorative options for patients with missing teeth:

  • Dental Implants: Implants are titanium posts that we surgically insert into the jawbone. The implants fuse to the jawbone over a period of 3 to 6 months. As a result, they become a permanent part of the mouth. Dental implants may also be used to replace a single missing tooth or secure a bridge or denture.
  • Dental Bridges: A dental bridge can replace several consecutive missing teeth. Traditional bridges are secured by adjacent natural teeth. However, we will often recommend dental implants to easily secure a dental bridge. With dental implants, patients can easily bite and chew. Dental implants help ensure that dental bridges stay in place. Patients with implant-secured bridges also require fewer appointments to repair their prosthetics.
  • Dentures: Dentures may be used to replace rows or arches of missing teeth. Partial dentures can replace multiple missing teeth in a row, while full dentures can restore upper and/or lower arches of lost teeth. Traditional dentures are removable and are typically held in place with snaps or adhesive. However, patients with removable dentures find it difficult to eat hard, chewy, or crunchy foods. Implant-secured dentures act like natural teeth and do not have any dietary restrictions.

Schedule a Dental Consultation

New patients can call us at (215) 857-8054, while current patients may call (610) 667-2770. Feel free to request a dental appointment with Dr. Weinstock on our website. Please let him know if you have questions about your restorative options and he will be happy to help.