Over time, missing teeth can affect the aesthetic of the face. The skin around the mouth begins to sag because the structure of the teeth does not properly support it. Also, patients with missing teeth may begin to experience difficulty chewing, eating, and speaking. Normal functions become increasingly difficult.
Even missing one tooth can affect your smile. Many patients feel less confident in their smile when they are missing one or more teeth. At Union Square Dental Group in San Francisco, CA, we work closely with each patient to determine the best solutions for their smile. Our team of highly trained and experienced dentist will perform a full oral health assessment, review your dental goals, and recommend the appropriate missing tooth replacement.
Missing Teeth Replacement
Replacing missing teeth can prevent further damage to the teeth. Patients with missing teeth have a higher risk of developing periodontal disease, dental decay, infection, and further tooth loss. Replacing missing teeth can restore function and health to your smile. Due to advancement in dentistry, missing tooth replacement is more functional and natural looking than ever before.
During your consultation, your Union Square dentist will evaluate the size, location, and the number of missing teeth. With the results of your evaluation, your Union Square dentist will recommend dental implants, dentures, or dental bridges to restore your missing teeth.
- Dental Implants: Dental implants have one of the highest success rates among other missing tooth replacement options. Dental implants are tiny, titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. Over time, the dental implant will fuse into the jaw bone, creating a stable foundation for a dental crown, denture, or dental bridge. With proper dental care, your dental implants can last many years.
- Dentures: Dentures are traditionally used to replace a full arch or set of missing teeth. For a more secure solution, dentures can be secured using dental implants. Patients won’t need to worry about slippage with implant secured dentures.
- Dental Bridges: Dental bridges are typically attached to adjacent teeth to replace consecutive missing teeth. For a more stable solution, dental bridges can also be secured using dental implants. Implant secured dental bridges do not rely on adjacent teeth for support.
Schedule An Appointment
If you are missing one or more teeth, contact Union Square Dental Group in San Francisco, CA. To schedule a consultation, call (415) 213-4363 or request an appointment online.