Options for replacing missing teeth from your dentist in Philadelphia
Is your smile missing something – like one or several teeth? At David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Philadelphia, we offer several potential solutions, because we understand that every patient is unique. We won’t pressure you to choose the most expensive one. In fact, we won’t pressure you at all. We will present your options honestly, including the advantages and disadvantages of each. Once you have made your decision, we will make your smile fabulous. How can we fill that gap?
A full denture replaces all of the teeth in one arch (all upper or all lower teeth). It relies on suction to hold it in place, making a snug fit crucial to stability. We take great care in creating accurate impressions and, if necessary, adjusting and refining the appliance after it is fabricated. We aren’t satisfied until you have a great fit, and a beautiful smile.
Partial dentures replace some, but not all, teeth. They are designed to fit around the existing teeth, so extractions or alterations are not necessary. We provide Valplast customized partials, which are among the most economical, beautiful, and comfortable appliances on the market. Partial dentures may be used as temporary or permanent solutions.
A traditional crown and bridge unit is used most frequently for replacing a single tooth, though it may replace more than one tooth in some situations. Crowns are fitted over the teeth adjacent to the gap, and a natural-looking false tooth is fused between them. This is a popular solution for those seeking greater stability than a removable denture, with a lower upfront cost than implants.
Implant supported restorations
In most cases, the premier solution is one or more dental implants, supporting a crown, bridge, or denture. Although the initial investment is a little more, implants can last a lifetime, making them economical in the long-term. Additional benefits of implants include easy oral hygiene (the same care as natural teeth), the freedom to eat anything you want, and preservation of your jawbone.
All restorations are designed with your comfort and oral health in mind, and using the artistic principles of smile design. We want you to love everything about your smile, and we want you to use it frequently. If you are ready to fill the gap, call (267) 463-2777 and schedule an appointment at David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.