TREATMENT OPTIONS COMPARED

COMPARING TOOTH REPLACEMENT TREATMENTS

We know how overwhelming searching for the best tooth replacement option can be. At Northland Dental Medicine, advanced technology and a passion for transforming lives helps Dr. Corsello create comprehensive personalized dental implant strategies for every patient. Even if you’ve been told you can’t qualify for dental implants, our team has the experienced insight and technology readily available to help you put your best smile forward.

What Are My Options?

Whether you’re missing one tooth or many, every smile requires a personalized solution that addresses the root cause of tooth loss while replacing the functionality of teeth. Our Pittsburgh dental office features some of the latest dental technologies, allowing Dr. Corsello to provide a wide array of tooth replacement solutions, including:

Dental Implant – Premium and permanent treatment for restoring one or more teeth
Snaptite Smile – Permanent “Patient Accessible’ implant retained full arch bridge
Mini Dental Implants – Less invasive dental implants that require less bone
Dentures – Highly affordable removable teeth that improve your smile
Dental Bridge – Efficient way to replace a section of missing teeth
If you suffer from any of these conditions, Dr Corsello will include the appropriate treatment into your overall dental implant treatment strategy. This will help ensure you enjoy your dental implant or Snaptite Smile solution for a lifetime.

Understanding Our Restorative Treatments

Dental Implants
Experienced Pittsburgh, PA dentist Dr. Corsello invented Snaptite Smile to improve on aspects of dentures and dental implants. As the most versatile restorative treatment, Snaptite Smile allows patients to effortlessly remove their prosthetic via a simple attachment. This means you get the durability of dental implants, but can still remove them to clean vulnerable areas.
Snaptite Smile
Known as the optimal treatment for replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the only permanent solution to tooth loss. The reasons why patients opt for dental implants are many, including vastly improved speaking and chewing function in addition to the peace of mind that comes from never having to remove them. Patients who want the best available restoration are most likely to invest in dental implants.
Mini Dental Implants
A modified version of dental implants, mini dental implants require less jawbone and are a non-surgical operation. Available at a more affordable rate than traditional dental implants, mini implants offer many of the same advantages. While mini dental implants lack the extreme durability of their traditional counterparts, their low cost appeals to many patients.
Dentures
Highly affordable and requiring little time for recovery, dentures are the restorative treatment of choice for millions of people. But it’s important to note that while removable prosthetics can provide a faster tooth replacement than any implant-based option, the long-term consequences can compromise the health of the rest of your smile. Implants are the only restoration that prevents long-term alterations to your smile.
Dental Bridges
If you’re missing a section of teeth that is surrounded by healthy teeth, then you may be a candidate for a dental bridge. As a quicker and less-intensive treatment than dental implants, bridges are also more affordable. If you need a replacement for a section of missing teeth and speed is the priority, then a dental bridge might be ideal for you.
Explore Your Treatment Solutions Today
Proactive treatment is the key to protecting your oral and overall health. If you’re living with missing teeth, Dr. Corsello can help you find the perfect restoration that suits your needs. Contact Northland Dental Medicine to see how we can enhance your smile today!

CONSEQUENCES OF MISSING TEETH

MISSING TEETH WILL COMPROMISE YOUR HEALTH

If you’re missing even one tooth, postponing treatment puts your overall well-being at risk. While traditional restorations like dentures and bridges may provide a temporary solution, these removable solutions do not fully engage every part of your smile. As a result, patients who use rely on these treatment for an extended period of time can face long-term health problems. It’s important to note that only dental implants can provide stimulation for the jawbone and prevent it from shrinking, but even the other methods are a huge step above life with missing teeth.

Short-Term Effects Of Missing Teeth

Many people underestimate the long-term effects of missing teeth. Considering that they leave empty sockets and no support for surrounding teeth, the problems that can result can be serious. Here are some of the more typical problems to watch for over time when you’re living with missing teeth:

  • Surrounding teeth become weak and loose
  • Empty sockets can develop gum disease
  • A lack of support for the jawbone causes it to shrink
  • The patient’s appearance can change as their cheeks sink
  • Nutrition can suffer, affecting overall health

Long-Term Effects Of Missing Teeth

Many people underestimate the long-term effects of missing teeth. Considering that they leave empty sockets and no support for surrounding teeth, the problems that can result can be serious. Here are some of the more typical problems to watch for over time when you’re living with missing teeth:

Surrounding teeth become weak and loose
Empty sockets can develop gum disease
A lack of support for the jawbone causes it to shrink
The patient’s appearance can change as their cheeks sink
Nutrition can suffer, affecting overall health

Start Your Dental Implant Journey With Dr. Corsello

No matter why you’re missing teeth and regardless of how many, we can give you a realistic life-changing new smile you can be proud of. Any restorative treatment is better than none, but our Pittsburgh dentist can recommend the solution that is perfect for your needs. Why live with missing teeth another day? Consider our effective treatments at Northland Dental Medicine.