Missing Tooth Replacement

Rebuilding Your Smile at Alpharetta Comprehensive Dentistry

Why replace missing teeth?

If you have lost a permanent tooth, you probably have experienced the challenges that missing teeth present for chewing properly, or that awkward, self-conscious feeling when you smile.

Not only do missing teeth create problems for daily routines, they can also cause other oral health issues over time. When teeth are lost, the surrounding teeth shift and move into the empty space. This can lead to more difficulties such as tooth fractures or bone loss.

  • Third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the exception. Most patients do not have room for these and they difficult to clean. Generally they are recommended for removal.

Functional adult teeth should be replaced if they are lost due to decay or trauma. Options to replace missing teeth include:

Dental Implants

Serving as artificial tooth "roots", dental implants can be restored with a crown for a natural-looking result. Read more about Dental Implants

Dental Bridge

A bridge relies on adjacent teeth for support, and one or more "false" teeth are used to replace missing teeth. When possible, a dental implant is the preferred solution as a bridge requires drilling on neighboring teeth for structural retention.

Complete and Partial Removable Dentures

When multiple teeth or all teeth are missing, a removable appliance is sometimes required to restore appearance and function.

  • Implant-secured dentures are a popular approach for denture-wearers; dental implants serve as an attachment to stabilize the denture and allow the patient to chew, smile and laugh with confidence.

Complimentary Consultation with Dr. Lorenzo Minniti

If you are missing one or more teeth, Contact Us to schedule a Complimentary Consultation in our convenient Alpharetta dental office and learn more about options to restore your smile.

Alpharetta Comprehensive Dentistry · Lorenzo Minniti, DDS, MAGD · 270 St. Claire Drive, Suite 105 · Alpharetta, GA 30004 · Ph. (678) 990-8590

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