General Dentistry, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, Hudson Valley, New York 12603

Tooth replacement

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arrow_up Implant (not visible) with white zirconium abutment

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arrow_up Implant restored with zirconium crown

Missing teeth cause many problems including movement of adjacent teeth, difficulty speaking and eating, and low self-esteem. If you are missing one or more teeth, Dr. Maron is able to provide durable, attractive replacement teeth to rejuvenate your smile and increase your chewing function. He custom designs a replacement using one of these options:

  • Implants—This treatment option involves surgically anchoring a titanium screw in the jawbone and building a replacement tooth on top of the screw. Implants are very successful as long as enough bone is available, and you are not a smoker.
  • Bridges—This treatment option consists of a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that attaches to crowns on the adjacent teeth. Like an implant, a bridge is not removable; however, unlike an implant, which stands alone, a bridge depends on adjacent teeth to secure it.
  • Maryland bridges—This conservative treatment option requires minimal removal of the tooth that is adjacent to the missing tooth. We bond a wing-shaped piece of metal that has a false tooth attached to it to the adjacent tooth or teeth. The disadvantage of this treatment is that the metal wing might fall off and require rebonding to the tooth.
  • Full dentures—This custom-fitted removable appliance replaces all of the upper or lower teeth and consists of false teeth mounted in a plastic gum-colored base. The full denture relies on the coordination of your muscles for retention. Another option is to use several implants to retain the denture.
  • Partial dentures—This custom-fitted removable appliance replaces a few missing teeth and consists of multiple teeth on a gum-colored base. Usually the appliance attaches to the mouth with metal clasps or brackets.

Procedure videos

You can view videos of these procedures in our office.

 
 
 
 
 

Did you know?

Our office can replace missing teeth with implants to restore the look and function of  missing teeth.

 
 
 
 
 

Affordable dentistry

We have financial plans to make your treatment affordable.

 
 
 
 
 

Did you know?

Dr. Maron e-mails photos of your teeth to the lab, ensuring an accurate color selection.

Testimonial

"His level of care and attention to detail is outstanding."