Solutions for Missing Teeth
If you’re missing teeth, you’re not alone! It’s estimated that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Thankfully, dental implants offer a permanent, natural-looking tooth replacement solution that not only improves the look of your smile but also helps maintain overall oral health.
Whether you need to replace one tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch, Dr. Bedich and his team at The Center for Progressive Dentistry in Cortland can help. With several options for replacing missing teeth, dental implants may be the solution you’re looking for.
Tooth Replacement Options with Dental Implants
Dental implants are designed to take the place of the missing tooth roots and provide a way to secure a replacement tooth or teeth. With one or more dental implant fixtures acting as a strong foundation, Dr. Bedich can replace any number of missing teeth with a natural-looking restoration, custom-made to fit your individual needs.
Single Tooth Replacement
If you’re missing one tooth we can replace it from root to crown with a dental implant. The dental implant fixture will be placed in the jawbone where it takes the place of the missing tooth’s root and provides a strong foundation for a replacement tooth.
In some cases, Dr. Bedich can offer same day dental implants so you can have your restoration attached the same day your implants are placed.
If you’re missing several teeth throughout your mouth, Dr. Bedich can replace each one individually with a dental implant.
Although we can replace several neighboring teeth with individual dental implants, they’re usually best restored using a multi-tooth bridge or partial denture, secured with dental implants. Unlike traditional bridges that depend on the surrounding teeth for support, implant-supported dentures are independently secured to your jawbone for a natural fit and feel.
Full Arch Replacement
Dr. Bedich offers several dental implant options for patients who are missing all of their teeth on either one or both arches. To replace a whole arch, he will place several dental implants and attach a custom-made denture. Learn more about these implant-supported dentures.
Whenever possible, Dr. Bedich uses a treatment concept, popularly known as All-on-4® or Teeth-in-a-Day®, that uses only four to six dental implants per arch and allows for the immediate placement of a temporary denture. He also offers snap-on dentures which attach to dental implants for stability but are removable for convenience.