Even one missing tooth can trigger a domino effect of developing dental health concerns. Missing teeth compromise the integrity of the bite, jaw bone, and the aesthetics of your natural smile. Replacing missing teeth as soon as possible can help prevent subsequent dental issues such as shifting teeth, periodontal disease and bite problems. With advancements in modern dentistry, there are now more natural and durable treatment options for the replacement of missing teeth.
Union Dental Group is San Francisco’s Financial District dentist office for comprehensive and personalized treatment planning for the replacement of missing teeth. Our highly trained and experienced dentists work to help patients restore their smiles efficiently and effectively. We use state of the art dental tools and technology to provide the most innovative and durable dental restorations.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth jeopardize the structure of the smile. Without the root structure to stabilize the jaw bone, patients are highly susceptible to bone loss which can make the jaw line recede. Teeth are more likely to shift creating an uncomfortable and unbalanced bite. Patients with missing teeth are also more prone to gum disease, additional tooth loss, and tooth decay.
Replacing missing teeth helps to protect the smile from further damage and can avoid the need for additional treatments to correct the associated oral health concerns. Treating missing teeth can also help to improve a patient’s self-confidence and their quality of life. Treatment options for missing teeth are now more natural looking and feeling than ever before. Union Square Dental Group uses the most modern dental materials to create natural and beautiful dental restorations.
Treatment Options for Missing Teeth
The treatment you choose to replace your missing tooth or teeth will depend on the location, number, and size of your missing teeth. Your dentist will also consider your overall oral health and the condition of the jawbone. If additional treatments are needed, your dentist will discuss the benefits of restoring your oral health for optimal results.
- Dental Implants: Dental implants have become the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. Your dentist will recommend dental implants for their high quality, comfort, natural function and long-term oral health benefits. Implants are surgically implanted into the jaw bone and act as a prosthetic root structure. Implants can promote natural bone regeneration and prevent the jawline from receding. Dental implants can last up to 25 years with proper oral hygiene.
- Dentures: Dentures are traditionally used to replace a full arch or set of missing teeth. Dentures can now be secured using dental implants for the added oral health benefits. Implant secured dentures are easier to care for and are less likely to slip while speaking or eating.
- Bridges: Dental bridges can be attached to adjacent teeth to replace consecutive missing teeth. Dental bridges can also be secured using dental implants. Implant secured bridges do not compromise the integrity of adjacent teeth and have the added oral health benefits of a single dental implant.
Schedule A Consultation
If you are missing teeth, contact your Union Square Dental Group Dentist. Our office is conveniently located in the heart of the Financial District in San Fransisco, CA. Our team of dental professionals are passionate and efficient. We offer CEREC dental restorations for same day dental crowns and convenient hours and lunch time appointments for our busy clients. To schedule a consultation with one of our dentist call our office or request an appointment online.