Dr. Cappello loves the opportunity to use his skills to restore smiles that are missing one or more teeth. Even a single gap can have serious implications for your oral health, which is why it is so fortunate that modern dentistry has so many options to consider. Whether you’ve already been missing your teeth for a long time or are expecting to have some of them extracted in the near future, you can call us to schedule an appointment to learn more about how restorative dentistry can help you replace missing teeth in Trumbull, CT and find new reasons to smile again.
Thanks to dental implants, we have a way to replace the root structure of your teeth so that your crown, bridge, or dentures can stay firmly anchored to your mouth. Implants fuse with the bone itself and last anywhere between 30 years and a lifetime when taken care of. Thanks to the stimulation that implants provide, the blood flow in the area will be restored, preventing the bone loss that normally occurs after teeth are lost.
You can receive a dental bridge if you’ve lost either a single tooth or up to three teeth in a row. Dental crowns will be placed on the remaining teeth on both sides of the gap; they’ll hold a number of prosthetic teeth (or “pontics”) between them. Both the crowns and the pontics will be made out of porcelain that has been designed to match your natural tooth enamel. Bridges can also be anchored to dental implants for improved stability and longevity.
Made out of a number of ceramic teeth attached to an acrylic gum-colored base, dentures can be used to completely restore your smile and improve your biting force after you’ve lost most or all of your natural teeth. A full denture takes the place of an entire arch of teeth and stays on the gums via natural suction. Partial dentures are only meant to replace a few missing teeth and are held in place with metal clasps.