If you are unfortunate enough to have missing teeth, Hires Dental Care recommends you be treated as quickly as possible. Once a tooth is lost, the bone begins to deteriorate. It will continue to deteriorate if no treatment is sought, making replacement options more and more difficult while potentially affecting other teeth. Patients with missing teeth are also more susceptible to gum disease, tooth decay and additional tooth loss. Aside from the oral health reasons, missing teeth will also drastically lower a person’s self-confidence and quality of life.
Missing Teeth Replacement Options
We offer a variety options to replace missing teeth including full and partial dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants at our Sylvania Township, OH dentist office. Dr. J. Eric Hires and his dental team have extensive training and experience in restorative dentistry and will help you choose which treatment is right for you. One of our expert dentists will perform a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose your specific condition and make recommendations for the best long term results.
Dental Implants – Dental implants offer a permanent solution for patients who are missing one or more teeth. They are the most natural-looking and advanced solution for the replacement of missing teeth. Hires Dental Care places all types of dental implants to meet your unique needs. Dr. Hires has extensive training in implant dentistry and performs all phases of treatment in the comfort of our Sylvania Township, OH dentist office. Dental implants are an investment in your overall well-being and oral health. With dental implants there are no restrictions on what you can eat since they are durable and stable. They stimulate the jaw bone which helps stimulate bone growth that will prevent bone loss. Even though implants cost more than other teeth replacement options, when properly placed and cared for, they can last a lifetime.
Dental Bridge – Hires Dental Care offers dental bridges as a treatment option for patients with one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge is a series of artificial teeth. The bridgework is supported by an anchor on either side of the gap to hold the false tooth in place. The dental bridge can either be supported by dental crowns and/or dental implants. Dr. Hires will prepare any teeth as needed to ensure a solid foundation for the dental bridge. When compared to dental implants, a dental bridge is the more affordable replacement option. They will eventually require maintenance, repair, or replacement and may actually cost more than implants in the long run.
Dentures – A denture is a durable replacement option when a person is missing most or all of their upper or lower teeth. Dentures are artificial teeth that are custom made in a dental lab with impressions of your mouth. They are the more affordable option compared to dental implants but there are a lot of draw backs. These include dietary restrictions, fear of falling out or slipping, and the risk of bone loss. There are complete dentures for when all your teeth are missing and partial dentures when you have a few of your natural teeth left. Dr. Hires can also secure your dentures with dental implants for a superior long term benefits.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are searching for an expert dentist to replace your missing teeth in the Sylvania Township, OH, Toledo, OH and Perrysburg, OH area, schedule an appointment with Hires Dental Care. We can help you determine which option is right for you. And yes, we are currently accepting new patients!