Posts Categorized: Prosthetic Dentistry

4 Reasons to Replace Your Missing Teeth

If you’ve had a tooth extracted or lost one or more teeth to another circumstance, than you may be all too familiar with missing spaces in your mouth. These gaps can affect your confidence, but there are more reasons than worries about appearance to consider replacing these missing teeth. Spaces left behind by missing teeth… Read more »

More Common Questions About Dentures

The beauty of modern replacement teeth is that, regardless of how many teeth you’ve lost and where they were positioned in your mouth, there is a replacement option for restoring your smile’s beauty and function. In the case of dentures, which were among the first prosthetic dentistry designs in history, the conventional prostheses were originally… Read more »

What Are Dental Prosthetics?

Preventive dentistry, like your dental checkup and cleaning appointments, help you prevent issues that could lead to damage or infection in your teeth or oral tissues. Cosmetic dentistry improves your smile’s appearance, and restorative dentistry helps fix broken or infected teeth to prevent their loss. However, if one or more teeth are lost, then you… Read more »

Quiz Yourself About Dental Implants

When you lose one or more teeth, the most important thing you can do for your oral health is to replace them as soon as possible. When it comes to replacing your lost teeth, dental implants are typically the most successful solution, regardless of how many teeth you’ve lost. If you are missing a tooth,… Read more »

Should You Bridge the Gap or Let It Go?

We appreciate a unique smile as much as the next, but sometimes the things that make your smile different can also pose threats to your oral health. Gaps between teeth are a perfect example. A small gap between front teeth adds character, some would say, but an entire missing tooth? Not so much. And if… Read more »

Common Downfalls of Dentures | Shrewsbury, MA Dentist

Although dentures remain somewhat popular, they are no longer the dental prosthetic of choice for many dentists and patients. Problems such as improper fit, interference with speech, and a reduced sense of taste are commonly cited as reasons for switching to more stable prosthetics, such as dental implants in Shrewsbury, MA. Dr. Todd Pizzi discusses… Read more »

Mitigating the Effects of Tooth Loss: Dentures, or Do Nothing?

Remember how exciting it was to lose a tooth as a child? Losing teeth was easy money, thanks to the Tooth Fairy. As an adult, losing a tooth has more serious implications for your oral health, not to mention your wallet. Fortunately, Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury offers several options for replacing permanent teeth. Dr. Todd… Read more »

What Are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is used to close a gap created by one or more missing teeth. Consisting of one or more replacement teeth bordered by a pair of dental crowns on either side, a bridge is typically supported by the teeth adjacent to the gap, called abutment teeth. The crowns on the side of the… Read more »