Are You Suffering From Missing Teeth?
Did you know more than 178 million people are missing at least one tooth in the U.S. alone? Tooth loss is frequently a result of gum disease, but may also stem from trauma or injury to the mouth. No matter the cause, the long-term effects of missing teeth may include the loss of jaw bone, which causes the teeth to shift and changes the overall look of the smile, and systemic illnesses such as diabetes or heart disease. If you experience any of the following, it may be time to consider your options to replace missing teeth:
- Lowered Self-Confidence
- Feeling Embarrassed
- Discomfort or Pain
- Nutritional or Diet Changes
Tooth Replacement Options for Every Circumstance
As a member of the Implant/Prosthodontic Study Club for many years, Dr. Richard D. Weigand is well-versed in the different tooth replacement options available to patients to help them get their lives back. Patients can experience the following benefits after replacing missing teeth:
- Increased Self-Confidence
- No More Hidden Smiles
- Comfortable and Natural-Feeling Solutions
- Eating Normally Again
- Improved Health
Ideal for Single or Multiple Missing Teeth
A dental implant uses a titanium decay-resistant post that is surgically implanted into the bone, to acts as the tooth root. This solution is long-lasting and the closest thing to a natural tooth.
Dental bridges use two or more crowns to fill a gap in the smile. The crowns are placed over dental implants which act as a “bridge” over the missing tooth area.
Full Arch Dental Implants
All-on-4® Dental Implants
For patients who are candidates, the All-on-4® procedure is a stable and long-term option. Four dental implants are used to support a full arch of missing teeth. It is quick, virtually painless and the longest lasting alternative dentistry has to offer patients who wear dentures or who have teeth that cannot be saved.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures use dental implants to hold a denture in place. Unlike traditional removable dentures that require pastes, this is a more reliable, more predictable option for missing teeth.
The Proof is in Our Patients
“I was very confident in Dr. Weigand. He is highly recommended by his peers for both general and esthetic dentistry. It is my belief that he cares deeply about his patient’s satisfaction. He spent an inordinate amount of time answering my questions and deciding on the best dental plan for my needs. He was thoughtful enough to call following my procedure to ensure I was resting and healing comfortably.”
– Maureen E.