Dr. Cathy Santone offers a range of restorative dentistry procedures to help our patients achieve the aesthetic appearance they deserve by addressing the foundation and supporting structures of each smile. Whether our patients are in need of the replacement of a single missing tooth or a more extensive procedure requiring several dental implants, Dr. Santone possesses the extensive training, knowledge, and experience to restore their smile and confidence.
Cathy Santone was very professional and kind throughout my procedure. She is a very caring person and continually made sure I was very comfortable.
Missing Tooth Replacement
Missing or severely damaged teeth make eating, drinking, and functioning on a daily basis very difficult. Missing teeth can also be embarrassing in public or at work; this can cause a patient to hide their smile, affecting them both emotionally and psychologically. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Cathy Santone, understands how inconvenient a missing tooth can be for a patient. Our practice offers a number of tooth-replacement procedure options. Dental implants and dental bridges help patients return to a normal lifestyle, enhancing their confidence and restoring the overall function in their smile.
Did You Know?
A tooth that has been knocked out starts to die within 15 minutes, but if you put it in milk or hold it in your mouth it will survive longer. See a dentist ASAP!
Dental implants are natural tooth-root forms which fuse to the jawbone becoming very similar to a natural tooth’s root. This artificial root or implant is placed by a specialized oral surgeon or periodontist. Once the artificial root fully secures to the bone, Dr. Santone will create a custom porcelain crown, or new tooth, to replace the missing tooth. This crown, or new tooth, will be attached to the implant to provide the most natural-looking missing tooth replacement. Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or to function as support for the replacement of all missing teeth. Dental implants are a great solution to single missing tooth replacement when compared to other procedures because none of the surrounding teeth are prepared or ground down.
Dr. Santone believes there is no reason her patients should have to hide behind less-than-perfect teeth. The doctor and our highly-skilled dental team, including a laboratory technician, specialize in natural looking bridges to replace the missing tooth and often improve the appearance of the adjacent teeth. We strive to create the smile that will boost your confidence and self-esteem. Dental bridges allow Dr. Santone to fill missing-tooth gaps with natural-looking, custom sculpted teeth to help correct speaking and chewing issues, and decrease excess strain experienced when biting down. As bridges are permanent tooth replacements, they offer an effective alternative to dental implant.
Contact Dr. Santone to schedule a consultation for restorative dentistry options such as dental implants at our practice today.