Are You Among the 60% of Americans who are Missing One or More Teeth? Lakeshore Dentists can Help
Missing teeth can take a toll on your looks and your confidence. Whether you are missing one or several teeth, it can cause you to shy away from showing the world your smile. At Lakeshore Dental Specialists in Detroit missing teeth treatments are offered by our highly trained cosmetic dentists who have a variety of cutting-edge techniques designed to replace missing teeth so you can have the fitting smile you deserve.
Our Detroit cosmetic dentists can help restore the health and appearance of your smile with the following treatment options for missing teeth:
Dental implants are the #1 way to replace missing teeth, however, there are situations that may warrant a different approach. Other treatment options may be considered in the event of advanced bone or gum damage, or when multiple teeth are missing.
At Lakeshore Dental Specialists, we make replacing one or more missing teeth easy. Working together, our surgeons can replace the root and crown of each tooth to restore your smile to 100%.
At Lakeshore, our dental implants can easily replace a missing tooth that you have lost due to an accident, injury, or extraction. Dental implants provide a long-lasting result that rivals your own natural teeth.
If you do not have enough healthy bone to support the implant, don’t fret. Bone regeneration is one of our dentists’ top specialties. Through this process, you can regrow healthy bone mass and gums that have become damaged after tooth loss. Once your jawbone and gums have healed, you can have dental implants placed to replace the roots of your missing teeth. If your tooth root is in good shape, it may only be necessary to replace the crown. In some cases, a dental bridge may be the right choice.
When several teeth are missing next to one another, an implant-supported bridge is an excellent solution. The procedure is similar to a regular bridge, however, the implants provide support to the bridge if those teeth are missing.
At Lakeshore Dental, our doctors take care to place your bridge correctly the first time to ensure you have no problems with biting or chewing. Full or partial dentures supported by implants are another option that you and your Lakeshore dentist may discuss.
Most discomfort eases in three to five days after your procedure. Pain control medication may be prescribed to ensure your recovery is comfortable. Our dentists at Lakeshore will advise you on how to care for your implants, bridge, or implant-supported dentures.
The extent of your procedure affects how long it will take to recover. Everyone heals differently. While there is no set recovery time, you can expect to modify your diet so that you are only eating soft foods for at least a few weeks. Depending on your procedure, a full recovery may take between four to six months. If you have any questions as you heal, our dentists are just a phone call away.
Our high-quality titanium dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. Our porcelain crowns can last from 10 to 15 years in most cases. Tooth replacements, such as bridges, implant-supported dentures, and porcelain crowns, provide results that last many years with proper care. Coming in for a dental checkup twice per year is the best way to extend the lifespan of your dental devices.
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18501 E 8 Mile Rd, Eastpointe, MI 48021