Are you self-conscious of your missing tooth or teeth? Do you often find yourself covering your smile? Millions of Americans are missing at least one of their teeth.
Dr. Andrew Cobb offers restorative treatments that replace missing teeth for improved oral health. Not replacing missing teeth can cause multiple oral health problems. Patients with missing teeth may develop a misaligned bite, speech issues, and crooked teeth.
Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth
There are multiple benefits that come with restorative treatments, such as:
- Better oral health
- A fuller smile
- Chewing and biting with ease
- Preventing tooth decay
There are several treatment options that are used to restore one tooth or multiple missing teeth.
Treatment Options for Missing Teeth
Before treatment, Dr. Andrew Cobb & Associates will assess your oral health and discuss your goals with you. Some of the restorative treatment options are as follows:
Long-lasting dental implants act as tooth roots for replacement teeth. Dental implants are made of titanium posts which are surgically inserted into the jawbone. The implant becomes fused to bone tissue after a period of three to six months. Following this, a permanent dental crown is placed on the implant.
Dental bridges can replace multiple consecutive missing teeth or one tooth. Dental implants can also be used to secure dental bridges for durable and long-lasting results.
Dental crowns can not only be used on dental implants but can cover discolored or chipped teeth. This solution ensures that teeth are looking their best. Dental crowns also protect teeth from further damage.
Full arches of teeth can be replaced with dentures. Dentures can also be implant-secured for a fuller smile. This option restores the form and function of teeth and makes it easier for patients to bite, talk and chew.
Schedule an Appointment
Are you ready to replace your missing tooth or teeth? Call the professionals at (202) 455-0901. You can also schedule an appointment with us online here.