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Missing Teeth

If you’re among the 160 million people in the United States who are missing at least one tooth, you may be considering treatment with dental implants. Dental implants represent the most advanced solution for the replacement of missing teeth and offer a number of advantages over more traditional methods care. As skilled and experienced providers of dental implants, the office of Northwestern Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, PC delivers the highest quality of care to help patients reestablish complete and beautiful smiles.

Everyone can appreciate how losing a tooth, especially a front tooth, can leave embarrassing gaps in your smile and cause you to hold back in social and professional settings. However, there are consequences that are more than just cosmetic that can also affect your oral health and function. With tooth loss the adjacent teeth can shift over time. This movement can change your bite and produce other gaps. While a fixed dental bridge offers a functional and cosmetically pleasing approach for the replacement of a single missing tooth, this method of care involves crowning the adjacent teeth to support an artificial tooth where one had been lost. Since an implant is designed to serve as an artificial tooth root, supporting a customized crown just as your tooth root supports the top visible portion of your natural tooth, it offers a conservative alternative to a conventional fixed bridge. With an implant-supported crown, the surrounding teeth are left completely intact. Our specialists utilize state-of-the-art technology to design your implant supported dental crown so that it looks, feels and functions just like a natural tooth, and blends seamlessly with your smile. Moreover, caring for your implant-supported crown is easy, and involves the same brushing, flossing and periodic checkups as your natural teeth.

At the office of Northwestern Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, PC, we’re dedicated to providing the highest level of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.


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