Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are your missing teeth affecting your speech or your bite? Renew the look and function of your smile with our restorative dental treatments for lost permanent teeth. Dr. Frederick Marra and his team treat patients with missing teeth in Cohoes, NY.
Restoring missing teeth not only improves the look of the smile but also patients’ oral health. Replacing lost teeth at the root can ensure a permanent restoration. Implants, bridges, and dentures also make it simpler for patients to speak and eat. Restoring the smile can support the look, function, and health of the teeth and gums.
Restoring Missing Teeth in Cohoes, NY
Learn about each of our restorative options for lost teeth in our office:
A dental implant is a titanium screw that an oral surgeon places beneath the gums. Over a period of three to six months, the implant post fuses with the jaw bone tissue. This period of time, called osseointegration, ensures that the implant is secure in the mouth. Dental implants are the longest-lasting option for patients with lost teeth. They are also permanent. When patients receive implants or implant-supported restorations, their new teeth look and feel natural. Implants offer versatility because they are covered by crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Dental bridges can restore multiple missing teeth. They replace rows of two or more consecutive teeth. Traditional dental bridges use crown-capped adjacent teeth to stay in place. However, traditional bridges do not support the gum or bone tissue. Implant-secured bridges enhance the health of the gums and the bone tissue beneath the gums. They also help combat facial sagging and make it easier for patients to speak naturally.
Our partial dentures restore rows of missing teeth. Full or complete dentures can restore one or more arches of lost teeth. Traditional dentures require adhesive to stay in place. Like dental bridges, removable dentures lay on the gums. The adhesives that patients require for these dentures also can be messy to use and do not restore full bite function. With implant-secured dentures, patients can eat the foods that they love without any restrictions. Patients with multiple missing teeth can also deal with problems with their facial structure. Implants not only replace missing teeth but also create a full smile to support the facial structure.
Schedule a Dental Consultation Today
Are you missing one or more of your permanent teeth? Contact Dr. Marra for restorative dental care today. New patients can call us at (518) 650-1930. Current patients may contact us at (518) 237-0019. You may also request a dental appointment with Dr. Marra on our website. If you have further questions or concerns, please let us know and we will happily help.