Missing Teeth? Dr. Alfano Has Solutions

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Missing Teeth? Dr. Alfano Has Solutions

The Skilled Hand of a Prosthodontist

If you’re missing teeth nearby Newport Beach, check out Balboa Island Dentistry — home of Dr. Alfano, a qualified prosthodontist. If you don’t know already, you’re probably wondering what makes a prosthodontist so special.

For starters, prosthodontists are required to go to an additional three years of dental school. They also specialize in treating and handling dental and facial problems, such as restoring missing teeth and jaw structures.

Dr. Alfano is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more.

Missing a Single Tooth?

No matter the reason, if you lose a tooth and you live near Newport Beach, your best choice is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alfano. He’ll take the time to examine your smile, review your dental and medical history, and present your treatment options.

The ideal way to restore a missing tooth is by using a single dental implant. Dental implants are the gold standard of tooth replacement options, and Dr. Alfano’s training and expertise will ensure that it blends perfectly with the rest of your smile.

Missing Multiple Teeth?

The best part about dental implants is that they can be used to remedy any number of missing teeth. Depending on where the gaps in your smile are located, Dr. Alfano has a few options.

If the teeth are adjacent to one another, he’ll likely recommend using two or more implants to stabilize an implant-supported bridge. This treatment works by using the implants as anchors, creating a firm foundation for a dental prosthetic, also known as a pontic.

In other instances, patients might have multiple missing teeth that aren’t next to each other. Here, Dr. Alfano can use numerous single implants to fill the gaps in your smile, restoring the shape, color, size, and strength.

Missing an Entire Arch of Teeth?

Whether you currently wear dentures or your teeth are almost all gone, we can use dental implants to restore your smile, allowing you to eat your favorite foods and socialize with confidence.

At Balboa Island Dentistry, we can create a stunning set of dentures that we’ll permanently attach to dental implants so that they won’t slide around. We offer two options: implant-supported dentures and All-on-4®.

The only difference between the two full arch replacement options is the number of implants needed. Typically, an implant-supported denture requires six to eight implants, while All-on-4 only uses four.

We Also Have Metal-Free Options

Last but not least, Dr. Alfano caters to all of his patients’ needs, which is why he features metal-free implants. If you’re interested in a ceramic alternative to the gold standard of tooth replacement treatment, then check out our NobelPearl® implants from Nobel Biocare.

We can use these implants for all of the previously mentioned treatments, except All-on-4 and implant-supported dentures.

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