Missing teeth may not simply be a cosmetic concern. Spaces and gaps in your smile can significantly impact your health and overall quality of life. Replacing missing teeth can restore the functionality of your mouth, improving your speech and the ability to chew with ease. When left untreated, missing teeth can also lead to more serious – and costly – dental problems. At Chagrin Highlands Dental Group, our tooth replacement techniques can rejuvenate your smile with beautiful, natural-looking results.
- Dental Implants
- Dental Bridges
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Traditional Dentures
- Implant Supported
Dental implants can provide a stable and permanent solution for missing teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, dental implants are securely fixed in place with a titanium “root” and finished with a porcelain crown. Dental implants do not require any adhesives, do not need any special care, are designed to look and function like your natural teeth, and are becoming one of the most popular methods of tooth replacement at our practice.
Dental bridges are another effective method of replacing missing teeth. Using durable, tooth-colored materials, a dental bridge is designed to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth for a natural look. To secure your dental bridge in place, the replacement tooth or teeth will be secured using a pair of dental crowns on the adjacent teeth. Afterward, dental bridges can provide a stronger bite, help protect your gums, and restore the aesthetic appearance of your smile.
Full & Partial Dentures
Full or partial dentures can serve as an integral part of maintaining the function of your mouth and the appearance of your smile. Our denture options can provide you with many benefits, including:
- Improved functionality
- Improved occlusion
- Minimized future bone loss
- Minimized shifting of natural teeth
During the consultation process, our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Douglas Desatnik, will help you determine which type of denture may best meet your personal needs and goals.
Traditional dentures are designed with durable materials to replace some or all of your teeth. One of the keys to a successful traditional denture treatment is an excellent fit. Dr. Desatnik at Chagrin Highlands Dental Group has the experience and expertise to provide you with natural-looking, custom-tailored dentures that can minimize slippage and maximize comfort. Traditional dentures can be an effective method of correcting a misaligned bite and restoring lost functionality while still achieving beautiful results.
An all-acrylic denture may provide a more cost-efficient means of tooth replacement compared to their metal-frame counterparts. As an added advantage, all-acrylic dentures can be quickly fabricated since they do not usually require the tooth preps necessary for metal frame dentures. These removable dentures can rejuvenate the look of your smile while still preserving the position and integrity of your natural teeth.
Implant Supported Dentures
- Implant supported dentures can provide many of the same benefits as traditional dentures, with the added advantage of increased stability. These dentures are secured into place using a pair of dental implants, virtually eliminating slippage along the gums. Implant supported dentures are also considered a permanent solution and do not require the use of pastes or adhesives.
- Mini dental implants (or MDIs) can offer an alternative for patients who want the stability and support of dental implants but may not be good candidates for that procedure. MDIs are less invasive, since the size of the titanium rod that acts as the tooth’s root is reduced in size. Unlike full dental implants, MDI treatments can typically be completed within a single office visit for faster results and a natural-looking smile.
If you would like to learn more about how Dr. Desatnik at Chagrin Highlands Dental Group can help you find a solution for missing teeth, or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today.