Dr. Nicholas Gardner offers replacement options in his Gouverneur, NY dentist office for patients who have lost one, several or all of their teeth. Missing teeth are not only a dental concern, they also create problems for overall health and quality of life. Patients with missing teeth often face difficulty eating a healthy, varied diet and speaking clearly and normally. Embarrassment over appearance can lead to social changes that are detrimental to a healthy, vibrant lifestyle, especially for senior patients.
Replacing missing teeth promptly avoids more complex problems associated with tooth loss: bone loss in the jaw, shifting of teeth and increased risk for periodontal disease.
Missing Teeth: Treatment Options
There are several options for tooth replacement and Dr. Gardner will thoroughly examine your oral health as well as discuss your concerns and goals before recommending a plan of treatment.
Dental implants are perhaps the most desirable solution for missing teeth. The dental implant fuses with the living bone, replacing the tooth at its root and providing the most stable foundation for a replacement tooth. Dr. Gardner offers several dental implant options including single tooth implants, implant supported bridgework and “all-on-four”, an implant denture solution.
A dental bridge is an option for replacing one or more teeth. The bridge is secured to teeth adjacent to the gap using either dental crowns or dental implants.
Dentures & Partials
If you have several missing teeth, a denture or partial denture may be the best solution. We offer implant supported dentures which provide a very stable and natural fit. If you are currently a denture wearer, we may be able to retro fit your existing denture into an implant supported system.