Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but sometimes they don’t! Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health and to the health of your other teeth. Not only do you lose chewing ability when a tooth is lost, but un-replaced teeth can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped or crowded and create subsequent problems. Also, there are the obvious issues of poor appearance and loss of self-esteem caused by one or more missing teeth.
Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes. In other words, it refers to the replacement of teeth and gums that have been lost or are malformed over a lifetime of wear and tear.
At Chad Kasperowski DMD, we understand that there are many factors that lead to missing or malformed teeth; trauma, neglect, systemic disease, financial constraints, even congenitally missing teeth. We also understand that predictable prosthodontic treatment often requires the dentist to be well versed in elements from other dental specialties for optimal success. Our staff is well-equipped to evaluate your situation and recommend several options to help you regain your smile. We will work with you in determining your best options and when ready to proceed, we will be able to perform most of your services in one location.
Dental implants are the new standard of care and should always be considered as an option to replace a failing or missing tooth. Replacement of lost teeth with dental implants has been used for treating missing teeth for more than 50 years and is recognized as an effective treatment choice. In most cases, the procedure is very straightforward and comfortable, with very little to no post-operative discomfort. Implant therapy is considered more predictable than bridgework, resin bonded bridges and in some cases, endodontic treatment. In addition to their long-term predictability, the numerous other benefits of implant treatment include optimal esthetics, ease of maintenance, and eliminating the need to damage adjacent teeth during the replacement process. Dental implants can be used to replace single teeth as well as support an entire arch of teeth, even if you have been missing your natural teeth for a long time.
Dr. Kasperowski has successfully been placing and restoring dental implants for over 10 years and has the knowledge and experience to insure optimal esthetic and functional results for your tooth replacement needs. Our office offers the following implant and prosthodontic services to help you regain that confidence in your teeth that you can smile about:
- Surgical Implant Placement
- Implant-Supported Crowns and Bridges
- Implant Supported Hybrid Prostheses
- Implant Supported Overdentures
- Implant Maintenance Procedures
- Complete Dentures
- Partial Dentures
- Immediate Dentures
- Interim Partial Dentures
- Tooth-Borne and Implant-Supported Fixed Partial Dentures
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
Don’t let missing teeth interfere with your quality of life! Call Us for a consult today!
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