Replace Missing Teeth in Langhorne, PA
Many adults in the U.S. suffer from tooth loss. In fact, the American College of Prosthodontists reports that over 120 million Americans have at least one missing tooth. Dr. Salin, Dr. Weiner, Dr. Semanoff, and Dr. Nack offer many treatment options to patients with varying restorative needs. Whether you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth, our oral health experts at Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants can restore health and confidence to your smile.
We have three offices in the Greater Philadelphia region, and our Feasterville office is conveniently located for patients in need of dental implants in Langhorne, PA. If you are in Langhorne, PA, and want to learn more about dental implants, contact our Feasterville, PA, office today to schedule your consultation.
Causes of Missing Teeth
The most common reasons for tooth loss are gum disease, facial injury, and tooth decay. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a preventable condition that causes teeth to become loose and eventually fall out. You can prevent gum disease by brushing twice daily and flossing once daily, as well as seeing your dentist for regular cleanings.
Some people are born without certain teeth. This condition affects baby and permanent teeth and is often seen in generations of a family. Regardless of the circumstances behind tooth loss, you should replace missing teeth as soon as you can.
Why Replace a Missing Tooth?
Teeth play an important role in your oral and overall health. Here are some reasons why you should replace a missing tooth as soon as possible:
- Teeth roots stimulate the jaw bone, keeping it strong. When a tooth is gone, the jaw bone weakens, which can lead to facial sagging.
- Existing teeth can shift into the open space, resulting in misalignment of your entire smile.
- Misalignment and bite problems may require orthodontic treatment.
- You may feel self-conscious about missing teeth and hide your smile around others.
- If you cannot properly chew and digest food, you may suffer from malnutrition.
- Missing teeth can cause TMJ disorders or worsen existing symptoms.
Tooth Replacement Options
Our oral surgeons at Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants offer many treatments to restore your smile. During the consultation, we will explore all of your options and help you select the right choice for your smile, health, and budget.
Many patients choose dental implants because they look and function just like natural teeth. Dental implants prevent jaw bone loss and remain in your mouth at all times. Every crown is custom made to blend in with your existing teeth, and many people cannot tell the difference between an implant and a natural tooth. There are no special products or steps to care for your implants—simply brush and floss regularly and your dental implant can last a lifetime. You can receive as many implants as you need to restore your smile as long as there is sufficient jaw bone.
Full or Partial Dentures
Removable dentures are a quick way to replace missing teeth, but they do not restore oral function. You must take out dentures to eat and brush your teeth, which can become inconvenient. Dentures rest on the bony ridge in the mouth and do not protect the integrity of the jaw bone. You should replace dentures every 5–10 years due to wear and tear and have them professionally fitted, otherwise slipping and oral sores can occur.
You can receive a fixed or removable dental bridge. Fixed bridges are cemented in place, while removable bridges are taken out at night, similar to partial dentures. You will regain some functionality with a bridge and the replacement teeth will prevent your existing teeth from shifting out of place. Before placing a bridge, your existing teeth must be ground down to support the appliance. A bridge can typically last for 10–15 years before needing a replacement, although some bridges can last for 30 years.
Where Can I Get Dental Implants in Langhorne, PA?
Our office in Feasterville, PA, is only six miles away from Langhorne, PA, right off of Bridgetown Pike (PA-213). If you live in Langhorne, PA, and have missing or badly damaged teeth, contact our Feasterville office today to begin your tooth restoration journey.
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