Dr. Alex Quintner
Did you know that just under half of the US adult population is missing at least one tooth? Tooth loss is unfortunately common, but still most people coming into my office needing a dental implant feel alone and embarrassed. They shouldn’t. You shouldn’t. There are many reasons why tooth loss occurs,
Today’s dentures are designed using innovative technology, and crafted with remarkably lifelike materials, to create realistic replacement teeth that look identical to healthy, natural teeth. However, as natural as they appear, conventional dentures (and partial dentures and dental bridges) lack a crucial component that your teeth rely on; their roots. For more realistic dentures in both appearance and function,
Recently, we discussed the most common reasons behind adult tooth loss, which contrary to popular belief, isn’t a natural and inevitable part of aging. Usually due to advanced dental disease or trauma, tooth loss can have serious side effects for the rest of your oral health, and losing one can increase your risks of losing more.
Over the last few decades, dental implants have taken the world of teeth replacement by storm. As the only prosthetic option that can replace lost teeth’s roots, dental implants offer unmatched stability for your replacement teeth (i.e., dental bridge, partial, or complete denture). While the art of replacing lost teeth has been a vital part of dentistry for thousands of years,
If you’re embarrassed to smile, or feel shy to show joy because of missing teeth, a dental implant may be the solution to your condition. Not only do missing teeth cause emotional stress, but they also render the structural integrity of your smile vulnerable. Further damage, decay, or even tooth loss can occur from missing a single tooth.
If you are missing a single tooth, it can be tempting to take the easiest and quickest way out. If the missing tooth is in a hard-to-see spot and does not affect your smile, you may even choose to ignore it. However, neglecting to replace a missing tooth can have devastating effects on your overall dental health.
Dentures are one of the earliest dental innovations, and they date back to 700 BC when the ancient Etruscans crafted the first-known sets of false teeth. These dentures were made of animal teeth or teeth from other humans. They were set onto a gold band, and pins attached the dentures to existing teeth.
If you are missing one or more non-adjacent teeth, you may be considering partial dentures at our Milford dental practice. By replacing your teeth with lifelike synthetic teeth, you can improve your appearance and, even more significantly, protect your dental health for years to come. Before you receive your partial dentures, however, you should have a thorough understanding of the procedure.