Missing Teeth

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Missing teeth not only make it difficult to eat and talk, but they also can wreak havoc on your self-esteem. Today there is no reason to deal with missing teeth as we offer a wide variety of tooth replacement options to meet the needs of every one of our patients. Whether you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth, the dentists at Santa Monica Bay Dental are ready to help you determine the best replacement option for your situation. While every patient has a different circumstance, the one thing that everyone has in common is the need to find a replacement option that is comfortable and convenient.

Missing Teeth are Embarrassing
Missing teeth can cause a person to become less social and even isolated. If you are missing teeth, do you find yourself avoiding situations where you would smile in public? Maybe you even talk less in order to prevent anyone seeing your missing teeth. Eventually, this can be detrimental to your self-esteem and even your mental health as you slowly start to isolate yourself. Today, thanks to advanced technology, you are able to replace those teeth in a manner that is affordable and convenient for you. Now there is no excuse for missing teeth or a low self-esteem.

Replacing Missing Teeth
At Santa Monica Bay Dental we are happy to provide our patients with a variety of tooth replacement options including:

  • Dental Bridges – If you are missing one or two teeth and the surrounding teeth are healthy, a dental bridge can be just what you need. This appliance fits in between your healthy teeth, which turn into the supports for the bridge in your mouth. The bridge is custom made to fit the shape and color of your existing teeth so no one is the wiser that you are missing any teeth. This option is semi-permanent, as it will not last forever, but with proper care could be in your mouth for many years.
  • Dentures – If you are missing an entire arch of teeth (upper or lower), dentures are a good replacement option. They are also an option for those patients that are missing a section of teeth, but not the entire arch, as we offer full or partial dentures. These removable teeth are convenient and affordable for many patients.
  • Implants – Dental implants are an innovative way to replace your missing teeth, whether you are missing one or several teeth. The implants are titanium screws that are implanted beneath the gum line to your jawbone in order to mimic your teeth. The titanium naturally fuses with your existing bone in order to stimulate new bone growth. This allows you to keep your natural face shape along with having a permanent solution to your missing teeth. The implant is then covered with a porcelain cap or crown, to give your mouth an aesthetically pleasing look and full function.

If you are missing teeth, now is the best time to find out your replacement options. Our dentists at Santa Monica Bay Dental are ready to help you find the right solution for your mouth! Call us today at 310-736-2277.