It is not always possible to retain all your teeth, even with regular dental care services. Losing one or more teeth not only detracts from the beauty of your smile, but it can also result in other oral health issues.
At Court Square Dentistry, it is always our priority to help you retain your natural teeth. When that is not possible, however, we can help restore your smile with restorative dentistry options.
The Importance of Tooth Replacement
When teeth are missing within your mouth, it can start a negative chain reaction of events.
The structure of your teeth can begin to change with the extra space, allowing teeth to shift. This can create crooked and misaligned teeth. It can also make it more challenging to maintain your oral hygiene as food becomes trapped in gaps and spaces. Even the bone in the jaw can begin to deteriorate, changing the structure of your face.
Restorative dentistry replaces missing teeth, helping stop this destructive chain reaction. Plus, you can have a complete, beautiful smile again that will boost your self-confidence and improve your appearance. At Court Square Dentistry, we can discuss what restorative option is right for your situation.
Dentures have been around for many years, and they continue to be a favorite tooth replacement option. Whether you are missing all of your teeth or just a few, dentures can restore your smile.
Forget the images you might have of the fake-looking false teeth your grandparents soaked in a glass of water at their bedside each night. Today’s dentures have more stability, look more natural, and provide more comfort than ever before.
Widely considered the best option for replacing missing teeth, dental implants are designed to integrate directly into the jawbone, taking the place of a tooth root. Dental implants look and function very much like your natural teeth. These durable tooth replacement options can last a lifetime with proper care.
There is another advantage to dental implants of which many people are unaware: They help to keep your jawbone healthy.
Without a tooth root to stimulate the bone, the body gets the signal to stop sending nutrients to the area where a tooth is missing. Over time, the jawbone begins to shrink. This is called “facial collapse,” and it can change the appearance of denture wearers. Because dental implants offer a replacement root, bone integrity remains with dental implants.
Find Out More about Restorative Dentistry
Dentures and dental implants can give you back your complete smile, restore structure for your facial muscles, and allow you to enjoy the foods you love again. For many of our mature patients, restorative dentistry can take years off their appearance as their facial muscles are supported, and their complete smile is in place.
You should not need to live with anything less than a full, beautiful smile. Contact Court Square Dentistry in Long Island City today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mapes to discuss our restorative dentistry options.
You deserve a gorgeous smile that you are proud to show the world.