Just one missing tooth compromises the integrity and health of the teeth, gums, and bite. Left untreated, missing teeth can cause the development of a range of additional oral health concerns. Replacing missing teeth as soon as possible is ideal in preventing sequential dental concerns. Shifting teeth, periodontal disease, and additional tooth loss all increase with missing teeth.
Dr. Dall’ Olmo is Santa Monica’s periodontist for the successful replacement of missing teeth. Dr. Dall’Olmo is a highly trained and experienced periodontist who works to help patients restore their smiles using conservative, comprehensive and personalized treatment planning. With over 20 years of experience and advanced dental training, Dr. Dall’Olmo builds personal dentist-patient relationships founded on open communication and patient education.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth threaten the integrity and structure of the smile. With out the support of the missing tooth root, the jaw bone becomes compromised and may begin to deteriorate. Long term, missing teeth can cause the jaw bone to begin to recede, leaving the face looking sunken or withdrawn. As the jaw bone loses structure, it becomes more difficult to replace the missing teeth. Treating missing teeth as soon as possible can help to avoid the deterioration of the jaw bone preventing the need for bone grafting or other surgical procedures.
Replacing missing teeth is essential for protecting the health and integrity of the bite, smile, and facial structure. Replacing missing teeth can help to prevent associated oral health concerns such as additional tooth loss, crooked teeth and periodontal disease. Replacing missing teeth also increases a patient’s self-confidence and can improve their quality of life. Patients who choose dental implants can enjoy a diet with out restriction, a natural looking and function bite, and can support the natural integrity of the facial structure.
Missing Teeth Treatment Options
Treatment options for missing teeth will be determined based on the patient’s overall oral health, quality of the jaw bone, and the location, number, and size of the missing teeth. For some patients, additional treatments may be required to fully restore the health and function of the bite and smile. Dr. Dall’Olmo always strives to offer patients with the most conservative treatment plan yielding optimal results.
- Dental Implants: Dental implants are the most natural and successful long term option for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace one, several, or a full set of missing teeth. Implants are prosthetic root. Made of surgical grade titanium, the posts are surgically implanted into the jaw bone. Implants naturally fuse with the jaw bone and promote natural bone regeneration preventing the jaw-line from receding over time. Dental implants may last for over 20 years with proper oral hygiene.
- Dentures & Partials: Dentures are the traditional method for replacing a full arch of missing teeth and can be still be used as an economical alternative to dental implants.
- Bridges: Dental bridges are used to replace consecutively missing teeth. Traditional bridges require adjacent teeth will be prepared and used as anchors to secure the bridge. Dental bridges can also be secured using dental implants.
Schedule A Consultation
If you are missing teeth, contact Dr.Dall’Olmo. Our periodontist office is conveniently located in Santa Monica, CA. Periodontist Dr. Dall’Olmo welcomes new and returning patients to our Santa Monica, CA dentist office. We invite patients of all ages from Venice, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood and surrounding communities to see the difference quality and conservative dentistry can make.
Our dental care team is committed to helping you achieve the smile you desire with the most conservative dentistry, tailored to your unique needs. To schedule your consultation, contact our Santa Monica, CA dentist office, or request an appointment online.