Dr. Sara Gotwalt helps patients replace their missing teeth in her Lititz, PA dental office. Replacing missing teeth not only improves the aesthetics of your smile but your oral health as well. Even if you have just lost a single tooth, remaining natural teeth can shift over time and overcrowd the mouth. Crooked and overcrowded teeth are more susceptible to decay and infection because they are difficult to clean. Dr. Gotwalt provides a number of restorative dental solutions for missing and lost teeth. She helps her patients discover the best treatment that fits their budget, dental history, and oral health goals.
Missing Teeth Treatments
There are a variety of modern treatment options that our office provides for patients with missing teeth:
- Dental Implants: Tooth implants are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Over a period of 3 to 6 months, during a process called osseointegration, they fuse with the jawbone. Because of this, dental implants are a permanent restoration that provides stability to patients’ smiles. Dental implants can also support dental bridges and dentures for patients who are missing multiple teeth or even arches of teeth.
- Dental Bridges: Dental bridges are prosthetic teeth that either attach to natural teeth or implants to replace multiple consecutive teeth. Sometimes natural teeth adjacent to a tooth gap can be capped off with dental crowns to secure bridge hardware. Dental implants may also be used for a longer-lasting restoration.
- Dentures: Full and partial dentures benefit patients who have multiple missing teeth or upper and lower arches of lost teeth. Traditional removable dentures require messy adhesive and can slip around the mouth. Implant-secured dentures are the best option for patients who have trouble speaking, biting, and chewing comfortably.
Schedule a Dental Appointment Today
Restore one or more missing teeth with our restorative dental treatments. Request a dental consultation with Dr. Gotwalt on our website. New patients may also call Dr. Gotwalt’s dental office at 717-627-6980. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental appointment. Please let Dr. Gotwalt or a member of her team if you have any questions about your treatment options.