Missing teeth are common, but a serious dental health concern. With advancements in dental technology, replacing missing teeth is now more successful and natural than ever before. Bala Cynwyd prosthodontist Dr. David Weinstock offers comprehensive and personalized treatment plans for the replacement of missing teeth.
Why should I replace my missing teeth?
Any number of missing teeth can eventually lead to complex oral health concerns if they are not replaced, costing the patient a lot money for the repairs. Replacing missing teeth will stabilize your oral foundation. Missing teeth can compromise the integrity of the bone and may lead to recession of the jaw line. They can also increase the likelihood of developing gum disease, tooth decay, shifting of teeth and additional tooth loss. Aside from the oral health reasons, missing teeth will also drastically lower a person’s self-confidence and quality of life.
What are the options for replacing missing teeth?
While there are many traditional options for missing teeth such as dentures or bridges, Dr. Weinstock will usually recommend dental implants when possible. Dental implants can replace one missing tooth or a full arch of missing teeth. Dr. Weinstock provides a range of options for replacing lost teeth to fit all lifestyles, budgets and cosmetic goals.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is made up of 3 parts; the implant post, the abutment, and the prosthetic tooth. The actual implant is a tiny titanium screw-like post that is surgically implanted into the jaw and will act as the missing tooth’s root. The implant will stimulate healthy bone growth to avoid jaw shrinkage which often occurs after tooth loss. When the implant has fused with the surrounding bone, a small piece called an abutment is attached. This part will support the dental prosthesis. Dental implants are then capped with a dental crown, bridge or denture for a natural smile. Implants are permanent dental restoration that requires no additional maintenance beyond your regular oral hygiene routine.
Dental implants have become the standard in missing tooth replacement for their long term oral health benefits and their high success rate. They are the most natural-looking and advanced solution for the replacement of missing teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
When forced to deal with reality of replacing missing teeth, many patients choose dental implants due to the countless benefits they offer over traditional teeth replacement options. Designed to fuse with the jawbone, implants provide unparalleled support for the jaw and bite.
- 98% Success rate
- Natural looking
- Restores function to bite
- Stimulates natural bone regeneration
- Secures bite stability
- Protects surrounding teeth
- Blends seamlessly with natural teeth
Why Choose Dr. David Weinstock?
Prosthodontist Dr. David Weinstock is highly trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating many diverse and complex dental conditions and restoring optimum function and esthetics. Dr. Weisntock’s experience and natural eye for aesthetics allow him to provide the most natural and comfortable results. To learn more about how Dr. Weinstock can restore beauty, function and health to your smile, contact our Bala Cynwyd, PA dentist office today, or schedule your consultation online.