Tooth loss is hard on a person, aesthetically and functionally. Bagoff & Levenbrook Dental Arts provides several options to improve a person’s experience. Drs. Robert Bagoff and Steven Levenbrook of West Orange, NJ, can tell you the health problems associated with tooth loss and how to fix them.
Consequences of Losing Teeth
- Adjacent teeth shift to close the gap. This movement creates new spaces between other teeth, where food can get caught. These areas are hard to clean, making way for cavity-causing bacteria, gum disease, and bone loss. It’s best to schedule an appointment with your dentist in West Orange, NJ, right away.
- The tooth opposite of the missing one separates from its socket after losing its former point of contact. The gum around this tooth recedes, exposing the root and causing loss of sturdiness until it finds a new point of contact or falls out.
- Chewing with fewer teeth increases the workload on remaining teeth and leads to teeth prematurely wearing out.
- Tooth loss leads to bone structure loss, which causes sagging of the facial support tissues, premature aging, and bone recession.
Solutions to Tooth Loss
Dental Implants: This oral appliance is made of a titanium post that is surgically inserted into your jaws to replace missing tooth roots. Dental implants create stability, strength, and prevent the weakening and shrinkage of your jawbone. We provide dental implant services right here in West Orange, NJ.
Bridges: These custom-made oral appliances conceal dental gaps and help restore chewing functions. There are different types of bridges. There are fixed partial dentures, which are bonded to existing dental implants. The other option is removable bridges, which are removed for easy cleaning.
Dentures: This oral appliance is made of plastic resin designed to hide lost your teeth. Denture types include full dentures, immediate dentures, overdentures, and partial dentures.
Reasons for Losing Teeth
- Tooth Decay
- Gum Disease
Would you like to learn more about tooth loss solutions?
Drs. Robert Bagoff and Steven Levenbrook of Bagoff & Levenbrook Dental Arts in West Orange, NJ, can help you. Give them a call at (973) 325-9000!