Living with missing teeth can be really frustrating. Whether you’re missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, the negative side effects are impossible to ignore. At Blue Coast Dental, we understand this concern many of our patients have. That’s why we’ve made it easy for patients to take advantage of our multiple tooth replacement options all in one location. These include dental implants, full/partial dentures, and implant-retained dentures.
Other practices typically refer patients to another dentist, but because we keep our tooth replacement experts in-house, you can get all the necessary work done at the same location. Our periodontist will place the implants, while our dentist will create and place the implant restoration that goes on top.
It’s our way of providing improved access to the best tooth replacement options out there, no matter your preference.
When it comes to tooth loss, your dentist wants to ensure you that you’re not alone. Approximately 120 million people around the U.S. are missing at least one tooth. Out of that group, 36 million are missing all of their teeth. Over the next two decades, these numbers are only expected to grow, forcing millions of people to make dramatic changes in their diet to accommodate their missing teeth.
When you can’t eat the foods that contain your daily dose of vitamins and minerals, it can make a large impact on your long-term health overall. Missing teeth confines patients to eating a diet of softer foods that may not contain all the nutrients you need.
Additionally, missing teeth has been associated with a higher risk of certain diseases. These include:
Luckily, there is a way to get your overall and oral health back on track with these tooth replacement options.
Whether you’re missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, we offer many solutions. For patients missing a single tooth, dental implants are very effective at restoring the functionality and aesthetic of your smile. However, if you’re missing either a single arch or both arches, partial and full dentures are a cost-effective way to replace many teeth at once. Unfortunately, dentures won’t solve the issues that accommodate tooth loss (i.e. bone loss, changing facial shape, and a weakened jaw.)
That’s where implant-retained dentures come in. By combining the restoring functionality powered by dental implants and the enhanced scale of dentures, you can replace many teeth simultaneously while still restoring function to your mouth and jaw.
Being able to flash your new smile to your friends and family, as well as eat your favorite foods are the most immediate benefits when replacing teeth. But keep in mind you’re also doing your long-term health a huge favor. By restoring blood flow to your gums, your cheeks will maintain their natural elasticity, helping you keep a youthful appearance. Additionally, your remaining teeth will no longer shift into the empty spaces left behind by your missing teeth now that restorations are taking up space.
Keeping our tooth replacement treatments in-office should provide you a better dental care experience overall. We hope that you or a loved one who needs replacement teeth takes advantage of our specialists by scheduling an appointment today!