Are You Looking to Replace a Tooth?
Have you recently had a tooth extracted or have you been told that you have a dead tooth and need to choose a tooth replacement option? We know that it can be upsetting to deal with a missing or dead tooth and equally overwhelming to choose a tooth replacement option that will fit into your lifestyle as well as your budget. We are here to tell you that you are not alone in the process. Dr. Singer is dedicated to helping each and every patient understand their choices and make a well-informed decision on which method is best for their circumstances.
Why Replace a Missing Tooth?
Depending on the location of the problematic tooth, patients often ask if they need to replace the tooth at all. Our answer is a very loud and enthusiastic yes. Teeth, although individual units, work together to help you chew and speak. A missing tooth can cause the surrounding teeth to shift, create jaw misalignment, and eventually lead to the deterioration of your jawbone. These complications can lead to further issues with your oral health.
Options for Missing Teeth
Dr. Singer offers various tooth replacement options. His suggestion may be based on the need to replace one tooth or multiple teeth. It may also be based on the state of your oral health.
Dental implants replace the tooth root, as well as provide a permanent tooth replacement that sits directly in line with your other teeth. Although costly, this method offers a beautiful, natural result that blends in seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Complete and Partial Dentures
Depending on a patient’s specific needs, a set of complete dentures may be used to replace all of the teeth in a full dental arch. A partial denture would be used if there are a number of natural teeth remaining. Improvements in dentistry and dental technology have improved the quality and appearance of dentures of the years. Dentures can also be used in conjunction with dental implants.
If you are interested in learning more about your options for missing teeth or which choice we recommend for your particular situation, we would be happy to see you. Call our office located in Fort Lee, NJ to schedule an appointment. We would love to help you restore your oral health.