Missing teeth can adversely affect both dental health and daily quality of life. Even “just one” missing tooth will eventually cause changes in your natural bite that can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bite problems that can damage remaining teeth.
At Smile Viera in Viera, FL, Dr. Roppa and Dr. Marshall-Roppa work with patients to find the most suitable treatment option for replacing missing teeth and restoring a comfortable, functional bite.
Missing Teeth: Treatment Options
If you have missing teeth, we will thoroughly evaluate your oral health and discuss your personal concerns and goals before recommending treatment options.
We offer a range of solutions for missing teeth including dental implants, bridgework and dentures. It’s important to replace missing teeth quickly to avoid bone loss, changes in your bite and prevent neighboring teeth from shifting into the space created by a missing tooth.
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. We offer several dental implant options including single tooth implants, implant supported bridgework and “all-on-four”, an implant secured denture solution.
A cosmetic dental bridge is an option for replacing one or more lost 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 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.