Many Options for Tooth Replacement
At Foster City Oral Surgery Specialists, Drs. Yang and Lee specialize in implant-based tooth replacement options, such as dental implants and full-arch restoration. While a dental implant can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, the full-arch restoration method replaces an entire upper or lower arch of teeth.
Every patient is unique, so every treatment plan we create is personalized for each situation. The right tooth replacement option for you may not be the best option for someone else. At Foster City Oral Surgery Specialists, your oral surgeon will review your condition, ask about your goals for treatment, and discuss your options for proposed treatment in detail.
Drs. Yang and Lee specialize in implant-based tooth restorations, but there are many tooth replacement options available to you.
- Dental Implants. As a popular tooth replacement solution for patients who desire a permanent solution to tooth replacement, many patients find that dental implants are right for them. Dental implants boast several benefits, such as being a natural-looking replacement and allowing the patient to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Dental implants are a complete tooth replacement option because they preserve the health of your jaw bone and prevent the bone loss that is common with missing teeth. Check out our Dental Implants page to learn more.
- Implant-Supported Dentures/Full-Arch Restoration. The full-arch restoration method uses the strength and permanence of dental implants to restore an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. A full set of teeth can be placed to restore function and aesthetics using as few as 4 dental implants. This procedure is also known as the All-on-4® treatment concept.
- Bridges. Patients who are missing one or more teeth that are next to each other in the dental arch may benefit from a bridge, a prosthesis that bridges the gap created by missing teeth. While they are a common tooth restoration solution, bridges often require replacement after years of wear, and the healthy teeth must be ground down to support the prosthesis. Your dentist places bridges.
- Full or Partial Dentures. Arguably the most well-known tooth replacement solution, dentures are a solution for patients with varying degrees of tooth loss. They can replace one tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch of teeth. They prevent dental shifting and help patients eat and speak easier. They are also removable, which some patients appreciate for their convenience. Dentures may require periodic adjustments; sometimes, surgical correction (pre-prosthetic surgery) is necessary if adjustments from your dentist are unable to provide a comfortable fit.
You can learn more about your options for tooth replacement by speaking with Dr. Yang or Dr. Lee during a consultation appointment at our office. We encourage you to request a consultation to learn how Foster City Oral Surgery Specialists can help you restore your smile.