Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? Have you just lost a tooth due to a dental injury? Contact Russell Street Dental Associates. Our dental professionals are passionate about helping patients find the right treatment for their missing teeth. From a single missing tooth to full arches of lost teeth, we can help discover the right solution for you. Dr. Robert Gauthier and Dr. Joseph Costa offer restorative dentistry solutions for patients with missing teeth in Worcester, MA. Here you can learn more about each restorative option and which one is the best fit for your needs.
Restorations for Missing Teeth in Worcester, MA
Do you want to restore your smile? There are several options that we offer to restore lost or missing permanent teeth:
Implants are a high-quality restoration that restores teeth at the root. A dental implant is a titanium post that an oral surgeon places in the jaw bone. Over time, the post fuses with the jaw bone to become a part of the smile. We secure the implant with an abutment and restoration, whether it be a tooth crown, dental bridge, or denture.
We recommend restorations secured by dental implants because they last much longer than removable options. Implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss that secures restorations in place for many years to come.
Traditional dental bridges are false teeth held in place by crown-capped natural teeth adjacent to a tooth gap. However, traditional dental bridges do not fully secure the smile. Patients with traditional dental bridges may find that they have to repair parts of their bridge on a frequent basis.
Implant-secured dental bridges improve the aesthetics of the smile and make it easier for patients to eat and speak. Patients with multiple missing teeth are more likely to have speech issues. Replacing missing teeth with the support of dental implants creates a more even bite. Implant-supported restorations not only appear natural but feel natural for long-term patient use.
Partial dentures replace consecutive rows of missing teeth. Complete dentures restore the full smile or upper and lower arches of teeth. Traditionally, dentures are removable false teeth held in place with an adhesive. However, denture adhesives can be messy and often do not restore the bite’s full function. Because of this, patients with removable dentures cannot eat sticky, hard, or crunchy foods.
Dental implant-supported dentures can use as few as four implants to secure an arch of teeth. Patients who receive implant-secured dentures can eat the foods they enjoy and do not require messy adhesives for their restorations to stay in place.
Restore Missing Teeth Today
Do you need to restore your lost teeth? Call Russell Street Dental at (508) 687-6579 or request a dental appointment with our dental team on our website. Feel free to ask us any questions you have about your restorative options at your next dental visit. Our dental team is always glad to help, and we look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!