Dr. Frances Tang has been a valued dentist at Cosmetic Dentistry Associates for many years. With advanced education and training in full mouth reconstructions, Dr. Tang is a go-to dentist in Rockland County, NY for procedures involving dental implants, Invisalign, and endodontics.
Patient Testimonial: Alan Lamer
Alan suffered from a severe periodontal disease that caused his teeth to shift and become misaligned in the mouth. While Dr. Tang had been monitoring it for some time, his top teeth were no longer viable to keep. This led to the decision for Alan to get the entire top row of his teeth replaced.
One of his biggest desires was that his new teeth were as similar as possible to how his teeth looked when he was younger. With advanced dental laboratory technology, his top set of teeth was created to his specifications. The color and shape were molded to look as close as possible to the teeth he had in his younger days.
Why Replace Missing Teeth
When there are advanced periodontal problems, both the health and function of your teeth are compromised. When this stage is reached, you may experience tooth or bone loss, or be required to get multiple teeth extracted by a professional. After the periodontal issues are treated, it’s important to make sure you get your missing teeth replaced.
If you don’t replace missing teeth, it could lead to multiple more oral health problems. With missing teeth, you’re more likely to contract gum disease again, lose more teeth, or suffer from tooth decay on neighboring teeth.
In addition, it’s typical to experience bone loss in the area where your tooth or teeth are missing. This can lead to the appearance of facial sagging in the face, due to the loss of bone in the jaw. Missing teeth bring cosmetic issues as well as health issues. With both facial sagging and being without a full set of teeth, your self-confidence may be impacted. You’ll want to hide your smile.
Tooth Replacement Options
Cosmetic Dentistry Associates offers multiple solutions for replacing your missing teeth. These include:
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
- Implant secured bridges and dentures
All of these are viable options for replacing teeth, whether you’re missing one, multiple, or a full arch.
At our office, we recommend utilizing dental implants whenever possible for tooth restoration. Even if you’re getting a few implants to support a bridge or denture, they can offer health benefits that you don’t get with other options.
Dental implants replace both the dental crown and the entire root structure of the tooth. This offers stability that you don’t get from other restorations. If a denture is secured with dental implants you don’t need to use adhesive and you have fewer dietary restrictions. If it’s just a dental implant, you can treat it like a normal tooth. This means you can eat and clean it like you would your natural teeth.
One of the best benefits of dental implants is that they can actually prompt bone regeneration. As the implants are placed in the jawbone, the bone is encouraged to grow around the implant to stabilize it. This can reverse the face sagging look and impact of bone loss.
Request an Appointment With Your Rockland County, NY Dentist
It can be hard to get through life with a smile that isn’t fully functional. If you’re ready to get a smile makeover for both your look and oral health, call us today or request an appointment online.