TREATMENT OPTIONS COMPARED

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COMPARING TOOTH REPLACEMENT TREATMENTS

We know how overwhelming searching for the best tooth replacement option can be. At Northland Dental Medicine, advanced technology and a passion for transforming lives helps Dr. Corsello create comprehensive personalized dental implant strategies for every patient. Even if you’ve been told you can’t qualify for dental implants, our team has the experienced insight and technology readily available to help you put your best smile forward.

What Are My Options?

Whether you’re missing one tooth or many, every smile requires a personalized solution that addresses the root cause of tooth loss while replacing the functionality of teeth. Our Pittsburgh dental office features some of the latest dental technologies, allowing Dr. Corsello to provide a wide array of tooth replacement solutions, including:

  • Dental Implant – Premium and permanent treatment for restoring one or more teeth
  • Snaptite Smile – Innovative treatment that improves on traditional dental implants
  • Mini Dental Implants – Less invasive dental implants that require less bone
  • Dentures – Highly affordable removable teeth that improve your smile
  • Dental Bridge – Efficient way to replace a section of missing teeth

If you suffer from any of these conditions, our dentist will include the appropriate treatment into your overall dental implant treatment strategy. While this may increase your overall treatment timeline, treating these conditions will help ensure you enjoy your dental implant or Snaptite Smile solution for a lifetime.

Understanding Our Restorative Treatments

CONSEQUENCES OF MISSING TEETH

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MISSING TEETH WILL COMPROMISE YOUR HEALTH

If you’re missing even one tooth, postponing treatment puts your overall well-being at risk. While traditional restorations like dentures and bridges may provide a temporary solution, these removable solutions do not fully engage every part of your smile. As a result, patients who use rely on these treatment for an extended period of time can face long-term health problems. It’s important to note that only dental implants can provide stimulation for the jawbone and prevent it from shrinking, but even the other methods are a huge step above life with missing teeth.

Short-Term Effects Of Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can be a nuisance even from the first day you lost them. While major conditions can eventually result from missing teeth, these short-term annoyances can have a negative impact on your life as well. Here are some of the problems you’ll experience from missing teeth from the very first day:

  • Pain when eating and drinking
  • Insecurity when smiling and talking
  • General self-consciousness over your missing teeth
  • Lack of support weakens surrounding teeth
  • Empty socket is vulnerable to infection

Long-Term Effects Of Missing Teeth

Many people underestimate the long-term effects of missing teeth. Considering that they leave empty sockets and no support for surrounding teeth, the problems that can result can be serious. Here are some of the more typical problems to watch for over time when you’re living with missing teeth:

  • Surrounding teeth become weak and loose
  • Empty sockets can develop gum disease
  • A lack of support for the jawbone causes it to shrink
  • The patient’s appearance can change as their cheeks sink
  • Nutrition can suffer, affecting overall health

Start Your Dental Implant Journey With Dr. Corsello

No matter why you’re missing teeth and regardless of how many, we can give you a realistic life-changing new smile you can be proud of. Any restorative treatment is better than none, but our Pittsburgh dentist can recommend the solution that is perfect for your needs. Why live with missing teeth another day? Consider our effective treatments at Northland Dental Medicine.