If you are missing teeth, you have likely noticed a drastic decrease in your quality of life and emotional wellbeing. Having a gap in your smile forces you to cover your mouth when you smile or laugh, impacting your relationships with others. Apart from social hinderances, missing teeth makes it more difficult for you to eat your favorite foods and can even cause your diet to shift to all soft foods and liquids. And without a tooth root in your jaw to stimulate bone growth, you may even notice your facial appearance begin to prematurely appear aged. And finally, even just one missing tooth can throw off your entire bite as surrounding teeth shift and move to fill in the gap, which can make it significantly harder to close your mouth or chew. All these concerns can develop with just a SINGLE missing tooth!
If you don’t want to suffer through the emotional, physical and health concerns caused by missing teeth, then there are options for you! Our Shelton, CT practice offers dentures, dental bridges and modern dental implant options to get your health into peak condition.
If you are missing one or a few teeth, the gold standard solution to replace them is with a dental implant. Dental implants mimic the function and appearance of natural teeth, allowing you to smile with confidence, eat your favorite food and prevent jawbone deterioration. Our team utilizes modern Zimmer brand implants for their success and durability. We then cap them with lifelike and strong dental crowns to finalize your improved smile.
Denture wearers who want a more secure and natural solution to replacing missing teeth can choose implant supported dentures. By placing as few as two dental implants into your jaw, we can firmly secure a denture appliance, which will prevent slipping, improve your bite and retain your facial appearance.
Dentures are a common solution for patients who are missing all their teeth. We can create customized dentures that fit comfortably in your mouth. They will restore your bite, improve your speech and enhance your facial appearance.
Bridges are used to replace missing teeth without the need for dental implants. Composed of multiple dental crowns fused together, bridges span the gap that is missing. They provide a natural appearance and restore biting function. Unlike implants, dental bridges are not permanent and must be affixed to surrounding healthy teeth and they do not promote jawbone growth.
Replacing your missing teeth as soon as possible will lead to the best results with minimal impact to your lifestyle and health. If you have been told that you have failing teeth or will need to have diseased or damaged teeth extracted, we encourage you to speak with our dentists, Drs. Dustin and Kenneth Rabine to see if dental implants are a good replacement solution. We will work with you to help achieve your smile goals in a manner that fits within your lifestyle and budget.