Replacing Missing Teeth

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Missing teeth do more than cause embarrassing gaps in your smile; they can also affect your ability to speak or chew nutritious food with ease. Plus, other consequences develop over time. By not replacing missing teeth, the adjacent ones ever so slowly drift into the unoccupied spaces to change your bite and further compromise the overall health of your smile. Fortunately, today, effective solutions are available to restore and rebuild smiles.  At the office of Dental Specialists of Darien, we offer a comprehensive range of services to help individuals with missing teeth reestablish complete, attractive, and functional smiles.

With advances in dental materials, technology, and methods of care, it’s now easier than ever before to replace missing teeth and achieve the most natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing results of care. Depending on the unique requirements of each patient and their dental needs, reestablishing a complete smile might involve removable partial or full dentures, fixed bridgework, or dental implants.

As skilled and experienced providers of care, our practice offers expert guidance on choosing the most suitable treatment option. Whatever type of tooth replacement method you select, you can feel confident that your smile will look good and feel great!

Every smile has unique considerations

 For some patients who are missing multiple teeth, a customized, removable denture provides an effective, aesthetically pleasing, and functional option in care. While partial dentures have the added stability of clasps to secure them to select remaining teeth, full dentures are held in place by either natural adhesion or designed to clip onto specialized implants. 

Conventional fixed bridges and dental implants offer a second and more permanent, fixed solution for rebuilding an incomplete smile. Dental bridges are supported by crowns, which are placed on the teeth adjacent to the area of missing teeth. At our office, we fabricate crowns and bridges from the highest quality dental materials for the most cosmetically pleasing and lifelike results of care. Of course, the most advanced method for the replacement of missing teeth these days is dental implants. Coming the closest to replicating the look, feel, and function of natural teeth, dental implants are soaring in popularity. By behaving in much the same way as the roots of your own teeth, dental implants provide unrivaled support for crowns, bridges, and overdentures.

A trusted partner in care

At the office of Dental Specialists of Darien, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.