Complete Your Smile by Replacing Missing Teeth
Tooth loss can occur for a number of reasons, taking a toll on both your appearance and your health. Fortunately, there are many solutions for replacing missing teeth that can completely restore your smile. At Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics, we are dedicated to helping you maintain the health and aesthetics of your smile in a warm, friendly environment. The practice of Dr. Kellyn Hodges, serving the greater Philadelphia, PA, area, is prepared to help you rebuild your smile.
What Causes Tooth Loss?
There are a variety of factors that may contribute to adult tooth loss, including:
- Oral Hygiene
- Neglecting your oral hygiene can allow plaque and bacteria to build up, leading to decay and eventual tooth loss.
- Avoiding Checkups
- At-home care is essential, but biannual checkups are equally necessary. Many serious oral health issues do not present symptoms until they become difficult to treat. For example, a dental infection can be resolved with a root canal if it is detected early. In later stages, extraction may be the only solution.
- Dietary Habits
- Diets high in sugar can increase your risk of tooth decay and eventual tooth loss.
- Commonly known as teeth grinding, bruxism can cause dental wear and gum recession. Gum recession reduces the support provided to the teeth, increasing the risk of tooth loss.
We are here to help you rebuild your smile in a way that provides excellent function while looking entirely natural.
Your Treatment Options
We offer several solutions, including:
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are placed in the jawbone to replace tooth roots and provide support for crowns, bridges, and dentures. For the right candidates, this solution provides the absolute best support for restorations. It also prevents the jaw atrophy that occurs after tooth loss.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that can replace a single missing tooth when attached to a dental implant. Each crown is custom-crafted to look natural within your smile.
A dental bridge can replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. This restoration comprises one or more pontics (false teeth) supported by dental crowns placed on adjacent teeth. Dental bridges can also be secured using dental implants.
Full or Partial Dentures
Patients with extensive tooth loss often require dentures for the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. We offer full and partial dentures. Dentures can be designed to rest on the gums, held in place by a combination of suction and a mild adhesive. We also provide implant-supported dentures, which provide far greater stability and a level of function that is virtually identical to having a full set of healthy natural teeth.
Protect Your Smile
Tooth loss can affect your health, your appearance, and your confidence. We are here to help you rebuild your smile in a way that provides excellent function while looking entirely natural. Schedule your consultation with us today by contacting us online or calling our office nearest you.