An estimated 178 million people in the country are missing at least one tooth, according to The American Academy of Prosthodontics. Whether you have one gap in your smile or are missing an entire arch of teeth, this common oral issue can impact everything from your ability to easily chew your food to your self-esteem. Fortunately, Dr. Russo offers several helpful, customized options to replace missing teeth in Orlando, FL and make sure that your smile is healthy, complete, and happy.
Dental bridges are custom-crafted prosthetics that are comprised of free-standing replacement teeth, called pontics, and dental crowns. The crowns are placed on either side of any number of replacement teeth. Their job is to secure the bridge in place by being attached to your natural teeth on the sides of the gap in your smile. Once secured, your bridge will effectively restore your arch of teeth and keep surrounding teeth from drifting out of place to fill the gap.
Dentures have been around for hundreds of years, and today, they’re sleeker and more comfortable than ever before for patients in need of a convenient, affordable solution to extensive tooth loss. Dr. Russo offers both full and partial removable models so remaining healthy teeth can be preserved when possible. Implant-retained dentures are also available at our Orlando dental office for patients looking for more permanence and sturdiness in their newly complete smiles.
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Dental implants are a modern tooth replacement solution that restores the entire structure of missing teeth, including the biting surface and roots. It takes the aesthetic benefits of traditional restorations, like dentures and bridges, and combines them with titanium implant posts that are placed below the gums. These will anchor the replacement teeth in place and continue to stimulate your jaw bone, keeping it from deteriorating and making your new teeth feel lifelike.
When someone has relatively minor dental problems such as cavities, we can often repair their teeth with fillings. When the damage is more severe, Dr. Russo may recommend full mouth reconstruction to give you a healthy, beautiful smile once again. With a wide variety of treatment options that combine the art and science of dentistry, we’ll provide the comprehensive care you need to regain your oral health, no matter how complex your needs are.