Tooth Replacement Options for Amazing Miami Smiles
A complete smile is necessary for optimal oral and overall health, a positive self-image, and so much more. Loss of teeth can mean loss of facial support, so the face begins to “sink” in the middle. Eating may become difficult, causing diets to suffer. The loss of a single tooth can set in motion a downward dental spiral: if a missing tooth isn’t replaced, studies show that additional teeth will be lost in subsequent years. And to top it off, an incomplete smile may actually shorten your lifespan.
Now for Some Good News…
When it comes to missing teeth, the news is not all bad. Miami FL cosmetic and restorative dentist Dr. Yon Elejabarrieta can be your smile’s best friend. He offers attractive, comfortable tooth replacement options to renew smiles and reinvigorate oral and overall well-being.
It all starts with a comprehensive consultation at our Miami dentist’s office. Dr. Yon will examine your smile, discuss your preferences, and provide information about your options. He partners with patients to deliver personalized dental solutions.
Your choices to replace missing teeth may include:
- A dental bridge: A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth in a row and is permanently affixed to natural teeth that serve as “anchors.”
- A partial denture: Partials contain natural-looking replacement teeth to fill gaps scattered throughout a smile. A partial denture can be removed for cleaning.
- Full dentures: Custom dentures replace an upper and/or lower row of teeth. Life-like replacement teeth are designed to fit comfortably and look natural. These aren’t your parent’s dentures!
- Dental implants: This restorative dentistry solution has been nicknamed “nature’s rival” because it replaces both the root and crown of a tooth to imitate real tooth structure. Dental implants stop the jawbone loss that occur when teeth are missing. They renew chewing capacity, have an incredibly high success rate, and may last a lifetime with proper care. Dental implants can replace individual teeth or support a denture for a carefree smile and replacement teeth that don’t have to be removed.