Replacing Teeth

Dental Options

Single and Multiple Tooth Implants

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. They may be a solution for your missing teeth and a way to restore your smile.

Dental implants are typically used to replace one or more missing teeth, provide support for a non-removable “bridge” to replace multiple teeth, or to provide support for a full or partial denture.

If you are missing or soon will be missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, a dental implant restoration is the ideal solution. Dental implants offer a long-term, convenient, worry-free solution for replacing teeth. Rooted in the bone, implants look and feel like your own healthy teeth. Unlike dentures, you don’t need to worry about artificial material adhering to the roof of your mouth or wear and tear on your healthy teeth.

Full Arch Implant Restoration

Full arch implant restoration involves the precise placement of titanium implants in the jaw bone. These serve as anchors for a full dental bridge of artificial teeth that can provide complete rehabilitation for tooth loss. As this technique provides the same structural support as traditional single implant treatments with a limited number of implants and incisions, overall treatment and recovery times are significantly reduced.

When all teeth are missing or in such condition that they need to be replaced, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants may be the best permanent solution.

Repair & Replacement

Dental implants can fail as the result of bone injury or loss from oral trauma or as the result of an accident. In most cases, the implant restoration (such as the crown) may need to be replaced but the implant itself should remain unharmed. Please contact Robert A. Horowitz, DDS, at 914-723-3366 immediately after an accident if you suspect your implant may have been damaged.

Denture Conversion

Dentures offer an alternative to implants. If you are considering dentures, ask Dr. Horowitz about your options regarding overall care, comfort, bone preservation, and continued oral health.

Denture conversion has many benefits and can contribute to a glowing smile. Complete dentures can replace missing teeth for people with no remaining teeth. Dentures may also be used for people who have lost several teeth as a result of periodontal disease (gum disease), tooth decay, or traumatic injury. The ill effects of not replacing missing teeth can include shifts in remaining teeth, an inability to bite and chew properly, as well as a sagging facial appearance, which makes you appear older than you are. The beauty of dentures today is that they are designed to be comfortable and functional, are similar in appearance to natural teeth, and can improve a smile.