I Have Many Missing Teeth. Can my Smile be Restored?

By: Dr. Ellen Katz


Losing a permanent tooth is never ideal, but there are some times when it is unavoidable – whether in the case of trauma or accident, severe tooth decay, or another unfortunate scenario. When faced with the loss of a tooth, many people feel discouraged about how they may look and feel. Whether you’ve already lost multiple teeth or are heading into a treatment, which will require tooth extraction, Dr. Ellen Katz and our team of restorative dental experts at Maison BE Dental Studio in New York, NY can help you regain a beautiful, complete, natural-looking smile with a wide range of treatment options customized to meet your individual needs.

What are my options for replacing multiple teeth?

There are many solutions when it comes to replacing multiple teeth, and you’ll need an experienced restorative dentist like Dr. Katz to help you understand which treatment will be most appropriate and effective for you. During your initial consultation for restorative dentistry in New York, Dr. Katz will perform a thorough examination, review any dental history records or images you may have, and conduct any additional evaluations – like taking new dental x-rays – that may be necessary. Based on her findings, Dr. Katz will recommend a course of action that aligns with your needs and goals. Restorative dental treatment plans will vary based on how many teeth the patient is missing, the location of the missing teeth, the structural integrity of the patient’s jawbone, and many other factors. Some of the most common options for replacing multiple teeth include:

What are All-on-X implants?

The All-on-X dental implant treatment is a revolutionary solution for replacing an upper and/or lower arch in patients whose oral health and structure may not be able to support a full mouth of implants. With All-on-X implants, just 2 – 4 dental implants can be placed to support a custom restoration – like a bridge – that replaces the missing teeth in between.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants are an optimal solution for many patients missing one or more teeth. The implant, which refers to the titanium screw inserted into the jaw, supports a dental crown or restoration. This gives patients a remarkable durable, functional, and natural-looking new tooth. Prior to the placement of dental implants, Dr. Katz will evaluate the patient’s overall oral and dental health to determine if they may be a candidate for treatment. Ideal candidates for implant dentistry should have good oral and dental health and enough remaining bone structure to support an implant. Should any dental problems be identified on the initial exam, like periodontal disease or tooth decay, Dr. Katz will begin the appropriate course of treatment for those issues before moving on to the placement of implants.

How long will dental implants last?

Many dental restorations can last up to ten years – and, in some cases, much longer – when properly cared for. To help you maintain your stunning new smile for as long as possible, our team will provide you with comprehensive dental care instructions, including avoiding certain foods and beverages and attending your regularly scheduled dental exams and in-office cleanings.

Don’t let gaps in your smile get you down. Consider dental restorations in New York, NY

Missing your adult teeth can wreak havoc on your confidence and even lead to more serious complications, like the loss of essential bone structure. Take the first step toward regaining your smile today by calling Maison BE Dental Studio to schedule your consultation with leading NYC restorative and cosmetic dentist Dr. Ellen Katz.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.