If you want to replace missing teeth, or fix a broken tooth, you will want to come and visit us at My Creative Dentist. For over 40 years, Drs. Masis Yeterian and Richard Greenberg have been serving the oral health care needs of the Greenwich community. More and more, we find that patients come to us requesting dental implants in Old Greenwich.
There are many ways that dentists can replace missing or broken teeth for patients. These procedures involve: crowns; bridges and dentures and dental implants in Old Greenwich. Each procedure has its own benefits to the patient. If you have teeth in need of being replaced, we can help you determine which is the best option to take. Bridges and dentures are probably the most cost effective solution. A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth. It in effect “bridges the gap” created by the missing tooth. A bridge can be either fixed or removable. A fixed bridge will stay in your mouth, and is kept in place by natural teeth. Partial and full dentures are removed from the mouth several times a day; they rest on the gum. Dental implants in Old Greenwich provide a way to hold removable dentures. One of our doctors will be happy to speak to you about this option.
One of the most popular solutions for missing teeth today is dental implants. They are the closest thing you can have to replacing a missing tooth. An implant is made of a top, porcelain piece, and a root, titanium piece. The titanium implant is surgically inserted into the jaw bone. Beforehand, a determination needs to be made if the jaw bone and gums are healthy enough to hold the implant. There is also a medical clearance required. Once our patient is deemed to be a good candidate for the surgery, the titanium implant is inserted and then it must fuse to the jaw bone over the coming weeks. Once this happens, the permanent porcelain crown can be cemented to the implant. The resulting tooth will function as well, or even better than the original tooth. You will be able to eat anything you desire, and your speech will be totally unaffected. You will not even realize that you have a dental implant – they are that comfortable. So if you want dental implants in Old Greenwich, or another tooth replacement solution, contact our office to see what our dentists recommend as the best way to replace your missing teeth.