Replace Missing Teeth – Wethersfield, CT
Close the Gaps for Good
Nearly 180 million Americans are missing at least one natural tooth, and if you count yourself among this group, then we likely don’t have to tell you about the problems this can cause. Eating, speaking, and smiling can become difficult and even painful when you have an incomplete set of teeth. But instead of focusing on the problem, Dr. Phadnis is ready to provide you with a solution. With her custom-made restorations, she can bring back any number of teeth for a lifetime to come. To learn more about your options, contact us today.
Why Choose Wethersfield Dental Group to Replace Missing Teeth?
- Custom-made restorations for every patient
- State-of-the-art dental implants available
- Solutions designed to look great & stand the test of time
What Happens If I Do Nothing?
Maybe you’re just missing one tooth and it’s not in a place people can really see…so is it alright to just leave things alone? In most cases, no, because missing teeth only tend to lead to even more missing teeth. Patients with exposed gum tissue have a higher risk of developing gum disease, which is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the US. The remaining teeth will likely drift into the open space as well, which can throw off the alignment of the bite and lead to jaw problems. Fortunately, all of these issues can be completely prevented simply by replacing any teeth as quickly as possible.
A dental bridge is a prosthetic that can be used to replace one tooth or even a few in a row. Two crowns are positioned over the teeth on either side of the gap in a patient’s smile, and these are used to hold the prosthetic that literally “bridges” the space. Our bridges can bring back strength to the bite and replenish a patient’s appearance at the same time. We offer both removable and implant-retained options.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
For patients missing a large number of teeth, dentures have long provided an effective and affordable solution. Today’s dentures are nothing like the ones your parents or grandparents might have worn, as they are much more comfortable, natural-looking, and durable. We can use partial dentures to replace multiple teeth along a single arch or a full denture to bring back an entire row at once. Additionally, so patients can enjoy the most secure fit possible, implant-retained dentures are available.
Dental implants are the most complete dental restoration available today, as they are the only treatment that replaces both the root and crown of a tooth. The end result is the next best thing to a natural tooth both aesthetically and functionally, and they can easily be expected to last for about 30 years or more.