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Tooth Replacement Specialist

Ueno Center Dental Specialists -  - Board Certified Periodontist

Ueno Center Dental Specialists

Board Certified Periodontists & Dental Implant Surgeons located in Campbell, CA

When you have missing teeth, it can impact your oral and overall health. The experts at Ueno Center Dental Specialists in Campbell, California, offer a variety of options and advanced technologies for quality tooth replacement, including dental implants and dentures. To discuss your tooth replacement options, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Tooth Replacement Q & A

What is tooth replacement?

Tooth replacement is an essential part of protecting your oral health when you have missing teeth. When you have missing teeth, it can cause problems such as:

 

  • Changes in speech
  • Difficulty eating
  • Misalignment issues
  • Changes in appearance
  • Headaches
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction

Missing teeth also places increased work on your other teeth, causing premature wear, potential damage, or bone loss. Your dental specialist offers a variety of tooth replacement options to fit your needs. 

Why do I need tooth replacement?

There are a variety of reasons you may have missing teeth, either due to tooth loss or therapeutic tooth extraction. Reasons for these may include:

  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Infection or abscess
  • Facial trauma
  • Age-related bone loss
  • Oral bone defect
  • Receded gums
  • Impacted teeth
  • Malformed or deformed teeth

If you have missing teeth for any reason, tooth replacement helps protect your oral health, bone structure, natural teeth, and general wellness. The team at Ueno Center Dental Specialists creates a tooth replacement plan that most effectively treats the underlying cause of your tooth loss.

 

What are the options for tooth replacement?

The Ueno Center Dental Specialists team offers a variety of options for tooth replacement, including:

Fixed bridge

A fixed bridge uses adjacent teeth as supports for a prosthetic device that bridges the gap created by missing teeth.

Flipper

A flipper device is a temporary, inexpensive, removable plastic tooth with a plastic retainer. The drawbacks to this device are that you must remove the device to eat, and the device is quite fragile.

Metal partial

A metal partial is a removable partial denture made of both metal and plastic and held in place by wire clips.

Dentures

Dentures are customized prosthetic devices for those who are missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are sturdy, permanent solutions for missing teeth. The surgically placed implant is made of biocompatible titanium and supports a natural-looking, permanent crown. 

Each of these tooth replacement options has drawbacks, including that most are easily lost or broken, they may damage natural teeth, or they become ill-fitting over time. The team at Ueno Center Dental Specialists recommends dental implants as the most comfortable and permanent solution, as they are attractive and stable for most patients.

To discuss your tooth replacement options, call the office or schedule an appointment online with Ueno Center Dental Specialists today.