Whether you are missing one tooth, a few teeth, or even all of them, know that a full and confident smile is easily within your reach when you partner with Sebastian Dental Care. Our dentists can give you a custom-made restoration designed to fill any gaps that both look natural and can be trusted to last for decades. Rather than simply working around your missing teeth every day, you can finally do something about them, and it all starts by giving us a call to learn more about how to replace missing teeth in Sebastian, FL.
Why Choose Sebastian Dental Care To Replace Missing Teeth?
- START-TO-FINISH DENTAL IMPLANTS AVAILABLE
- RESTORATIONS MILLED RIGHT IN OUR DENTAL OFFICE
- ABLE TO HANDLE EVEN THE MOST COMPLEX CASES
What Happens If I Do Nothing?
Missing teeth, whether they are visible in your smile or not, should never be ignored. Even one gap in the mouth can lead to bone loss that causes the surrounding teeth to shift, which can throw off how the entire bite comes together. This can cause excessive tooth wear, chronic jaw pain, and eventually—more tooth loss! Research shows that a tooth is 20% more likely to be lost when the one next to it is missing, but patients can improve their odds and prevent this from happening by quickly replacing any absent members of their smile!
A single replacement tooth, or even up to three connected, can be placed into a space in the smile, and these will be supported by dental crowns fitted over the remaining teeth on either side. Our bridges are designed to look just like the teeth surrounding them, and they can fully restore a patient’s ability to chew normally again. Plus, they can prevent the neighboring teeth from shifting as we touched on above.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
If you’re missing several teeth, the right denture can bring them all back at the same time, making it much easier to speak and eat like you used to. Partial dentures are specially shaped to fit between any remaining healthy teeth, while a full denture is placed directly on the gums to bring back an entire row. At Sebastian Dental Care, patients can get a traditional removable denture, or they can enjoy the most secure fit possible with an implant-retained denture.
Types Of Dentures
There are three basic kinds of dentures: partials, full dentures, and dentures held in place with implants. Each one is customized according to your specific needs and designed to look completely natural in your smile with realistic prosthetic teeth and a gum-colored base.
- Partial Dentures – If you have some healthy teeth left with an arch, your restoration may look a lot like a puzzle piece. Our partials can blend in with your remaining teeth and help you maintain proper spacing.
- Full Dentures – When all teeth in an arch are lost, a full denture restores them. Instead of attaching to teeth with clasps like a partial denture, full dentures use suction, which is achieved through a precise fit, to stay in place.
- Implant Dentures – Rather than simply sitting on top of the gum tissue like normal dentures, implant dentures attach to the jawbone. This setup can be used for either full or partial dentures and gives the restorations far more stability.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Dentures?
Anyone who is missing more than one tooth in one arch qualifies for dentures. However, you must also have healthy gums and, if applicable, healthy remaining teeth. These support your dentures and must be free from infection before we create your full or partial denture.
For those who are considering implant dentures, a strong jawbone is another requirement, but a bone graft or sinus lift may be performed to reinforce the jawbone for implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone, where it acts like a new tooth root. It is then attached to a crown, bridge, or denture that seamlessly recreates any number of lost teeth. Dental implants bond to the surrounding bone just like real roots, which is why they are just as stable and strong as real teeth. They also stimulate the jawbone from the inside, helping prevent the bone loss that is common after one or more teeth go missing. The result is a smile that looks and functions exactly like natural teeth. Not to mention, they can last for a lifetime!
The Dental Implant Process
Completing your smile with dental implants requires several appointments – including the initial consultation, implant surgery, abutment placement, and the delivery of the final restorations – that take place over several months. However, this lengthy process is worth it in the end to have a set of replacement teeth that you can enjoy for decades.
Additionally, at most other dental offices, the procedures to place implants within the jawbone and then top them with new teeth are carried out by different doctors at different dental offices, forcing patients to run around and waste valuable time. At Sebastian Dental Care, our team can perform every phase of the treatment right here in our dental office. From your first consultation, until you leave with your renewed smile, you’ll be able to work with the same trusted team and only have to visit one location.
Benefits Of Dental Implants
Dental implants in Sebastian, FL offer a variety of unique benefits that set them apart from traditional restorative solutions. This makes them an incredibly popular choice among patients due to their uncanny resemblance and natural feel. If you’re on the fence about choosing this advanced restorative solution to rebuild your smile, just read below to get an idea of the amazing benefits that they can offer you.
How Do All-On-4 Implants Work?
While there are many ways to address significant tooth loss, there is only one option that does so quicker and more effectively than other traditional implant treatments. That treatment is All-on-4, a method that not only replaces all missing teeth in a given arch but allows you to reap the benefits of treatment soon after your surgery is complete. At Sebastian Dental Care, we’re happy to provide start-to-finish convenience for patients, so you can complete your entire treatment with Dr. Soto by your side.
As you can likely guess from the name itself, All-on-4 is a specific type of dental implant treatment that works to replace an entire arch of teeth using a series of dental implants placed throughout the mouth, ideally four. This is done by maximizing the most amount of bone tissue possible, enabling our team to place a restoration immediately following implant surgery. Keep in mind that this restoration is temporary and meant to give us time to create a permanent implant-retained denture, which is placed at a later date.
Whether you recently had your teeth replaced or you’ve been dealing with a denture for many years, All-on-4 treatment is likely your best option if you are dealing with severe tooth loss. While this treatment does work to maximize existing bone tissue, those with severe bone loss or other underlying conditions (such as gum disease) will need to complete preparatory treatments before undergoing All-on-4. This will be confirmed during your consultation.
Don’t suffer from missing teeth anymore! Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with our experts and get the smile you have always wanted.