Replace Missing Teeth – Manahawkin, NJ
Filling in Your Smile
Early on in your life, it can be easy to take your teeth for granted. As the years go by, however, the risk of losing a tooth to trauma or gum disease increases. When you end up with a gap in your grin, filling it in quickly is crucial if you don’t want to suffer the consequences of an imbalanced bite and drifting teeth. Call Dr. Young today if you have recently lost a tooth or believe you might need a tooth extraction in the future; you’ll need to explore your options for replacing missing teeth in our Manahawkin, NJ dental office as soon as possible.
Why Choose Young Dentistry for Replacing Missing Teeth?
By Dr. Young
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A dental bridge is a custom-made prosthesis for replacing one or more teeth in a row. Each bridge is made of a number of false teeth called pontics which are held in place by dental crowns that have either been anchored to natural teeth or dental implants. The crowns and pontics will be made out of porcelain or porcelain fused to gold that has been shaded to match your natural teeth. In other words, most people won’t even realize there was ever a gap in your smile and will only see a dazzling, natural-looking grin.
Missing one tooth is problematic, but missing multiple teeth or an entire arch of teeth can make eating, speaking, and smiling downright arduous tasks. Partial dentures can be designed to fill multiple spaces in your mouth at once, but if all teeth are gone, full dentures are used. Both kinds use a gum-colored base and false teeth made out of realistic tooth-colored materials. A partial denture is secured in place with a clasp, but a well-fitted full denture relies on natural suction to stay attached to the gums. There are newer types of partials that are much more comfortable than the older heavy partial with metal base and clasps. These Resin partials can have clasps that are gum/tissue colored or white to blend in with tooth colors. Hybrids of the metal bases and resins can be made to provide needed support or retention while still hiding the partial and clasps lie the older partials our grandparents had with big bulky metal clasps showing when they smiled.
A dental implant is the second-best thing to getting your natural teeth back. These thin titanium posts can be surgically inserted into your jaw and left to fuse with the bone in order to act as a new tooth root that can help prevent bone loss. Thanks to his years of training and expertise, Dr. Young is able to place implants right here at Young Dentistry so that you don’t have to worry about driving across town to see different dentist that you barely know, and he can also treat the implants with Crowns, Bridges and Overdentures when they are healed.