Dr. Amit Rajani

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How can I replace my missing tooth?

Your smile is one of the first things people notice. A missing tooth will affect your self-confidence when speaking with others. It may draw others attention away from your conversation as they will focus on the spaces in your smile. At work or in your social life this is a potential problem. There is a solution:  At Yonkers Avenue Dental, during your comprehensive examination visit, Dr. Rajani will discuss all available treatment options that suit your particular needs.

One missing tooth can be the cause of further dental problems. The remaining adjacent and opposing teeth begin to shift position, which compromises those teeth. The teeth begin to move out of alignment, or proper biting position, and this leads to plaque and food buildup, gum disease, cavities and further tooth loss. In addition, when teeth are out of position they usually requires braces or Invisalign to correct that problem.

Some of the ways we replace missing teeth are:

  • Implants
  • Bridges
  • Partial Dentures 

Implants in Yonkers are indeed the single best treatment option for tooth replacement if you are a candidate. At your comprehensive examination, Dr. Rajani will evaluate your candidacy, at no cost to you, in addition to checking for cavities and gum disease. This is a great time to discuss your concerns with him, and he is happy to answer them all.

Bridges are also an adequate way to close spaces in your dentition. For those who are not candidates for implants, bridges are a favorable way to close spaces because they are permanently cemented into your mouth. They do not require you to remove them each night and they function just as natural teeth. Allow us to review the pros and cons with you at your comprehensive examination visit.

Dentures are another way to close spaces in your dentition. Insurance companies will usually cover substantial costs for this treatment option. This option will also, in a very basic way, prevent your natural teeth from shifting. Keep in mind, the jaw bone will flatten out over time where the missing tooth/teeth are so this type of treatment is really a temporary option.

Please call Yonkers Avenue Dental today to schedule an examination and have all your questions answered.