Replacing Missing Teeth
Teeth perform multiple functions. They help us in chewing, speaking, supporting our facial muscles and give us confidence in smiling. When a tooth is lost adjacent teeth tend to migrate from their proper positions, creating misalignment of teeth, change in the bite, which can in turn lead to gum disease, increase risk of decay and bite problems. In addition the bone in the area of missing teeth will start to deteriorate slowly which can lead to noticeable aging of the face.
Fortunately, there are several options available for replacement missing teeth. A common option is a dental bridge. A bridge is made up of one or more artificial teeth that are held in place by crowns anchored on adjacent teeth. Another more durable option is dental Implants. They function as artificial roots to anchor natural looking artificial teeth. The can restore one or more teeth even and entire mouth. Yet anther alternatives are cosmetic partial or full dentures to replace multiple missing teeth. They can be supported by existing oral structures or implants.
Dr. Muradian will discuss the various options available taken into account the patient face shape, age, and personality to design a natural looking smile.