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Missing Multiple Teeth—West Orange, NJ

Close the Gaps for Good

Missing teeth can cause huge problems for any smile, but fortunately, there are more replacement options available to you than ever before, especially here at D&G Dental. Whether you’re missing just a few teeth in a row or throughout your entire mouth, our team can work with you to give you a strong, reliable, and beautiful set of teeth that you’ll be able to trust every time you want to eat or speak. You can read more about our options below, but to see how we can help your particular smile, we invite you to schedule a consultation today.

Our Multi-Tooth Replacements

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  • Dental Bridge: Able to replace up to 3 consecutive missing teeth, the prosthetic teeth are bonded to two dental crowns on either side to provide a secure fit. A bridge can be either fixed or removable based on a patient’s preference.
  • Partial Denture: If a patient has a few remaining healthy teeth along a single row, a partial denture can literally help fill in the gaps like the missing piece of a puzzle. Ceramic teeth are affixed to a gum-colored base, and the prosthetic is held in place using small metal clasps that loop around neighboring teeth.
  • Full Denture: These are used to replace a full arch of teeth, and they sit directly on the gums with the help of natural suction/a bit of denture adhesive. They’re great for restoring normal chewing and speaking function for edentulous (without teeth) patients.

Dental Implants Make It Better

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All of the options listed above come in two varieties: traditional and implant. With a traditional prosthetic, it is simply fitted into the mouth as is, but with dental implants, the new teeth are supported using small titanium posts inserted into the jaw that simulate tooth roots.

Why Get Dental Implants?

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While traditional prosthetics provide an excellent solution for many patients, implant-retained tooth replacements have a number of unique advantages:

  • Because the teeth are attached directly to the jawbone, they are much more stable and secure compared to regular prosthetics. This means a patient will be able to eat a wider variety of foods without having to worry about their teeth shifting around.
  • Implants actually stimulate the jawbone and prevent the bone loss that is so common after tooth loss, which helps a patient maintain a healthier and more youthful appearance over time. This also means that the prosthetic will keep its initial fit for years at a time.
  • Implant prosthetics don’t have to be removed to be cleaned, meaning patients can just brush their teeth like normal.
  • With consistent oral hygiene and regular dental appointments, an implant bridge or denture can be expected to last for about 30 years, if not more, which is multiple times longer than the lifespan of a traditional prosthetic (regular bridges and dentures usually have to be replaced every 7-10 years).

Which Option is Best For You?

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So which of these tooth replacements would be the right choice for you? And, should you get dental implants in West Orange or not? These are important questions, and we’re more than happy to help you answer them at a one-on-one consultation. Once you and your dentist agree on your treatment plan, it’s only a matter of time before we rebuild your smile and make it seem like your teeth were never missing in the first place.

To schedule a consultation and get started renewing your smile, contact us today.