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Knock Out a Front Tooth? Know Your Options for Front Tooth Replacement

Posted in Tooth Replacement

Posted on December, 21 2021 by Dr Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

Losing a front tooth can be distressing. Your smile is an essential aspect of your personality, and missing front teeth make it difficult to smile, laugh, and talk freely without feeling self-conscious.

While it can be hard to smile for fear that people will judge you for that large gap in your teeth, it’s not just the aesthetic side of it that’s the problem. Missing teeth can become a long-term dental problem, with the remaining teeth beginning to move and shift out of position. It’s vital to replace the missing teeth before this occurs.

Failed Front Tooth to be Extracted

At Elite Prosthetic Dentistry, we understand the distress caused by a missing front tooth. Renowned prosthodontist Dr. Gerald Marlin will replace the missing tooth with a “simply radiant, simply natural” crown seated on an optimal abutment installed on a perfectly positioned dental implant. Dr. Marlin and his team are highly respected for their problem-solving approach that consists of meticulous planning and flawless execution.

What Causes Front Tooth Damage and Loss?

You may need to replace your front teeth for one of several reasons, including:

  • Trauma
    Front teeth are damaged or knocked out due to an injury or accident.
  • Gum disease
    Periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease, can cause gum tissue to recede, bone to wear away, teeth to loosen, and the teeth could even fall out.
  • Endodontic failure
    Severe cases of root canal failure in your front teeth may require extraction of the teeth.

If a tooth cannot be salvaged through emergency dental treatment, the ideal solution is front tooth replacement with an implant and crown.

What Are the Options for Replacing Front Teeth?

During your consultation with Dr. Marlin, he will consider all the options and assure you that your front teeth can be replaced. Our primary front tooth replacement treatment is to install a crown seated on an optimal abutment and dental implant.

Dr. Marlin has surgically placed and restored over 3,400 dental implants. Additionally, his crowns last up to 35 years, which far exceeds the national average (five to ten years).

Utilizing advanced dental technology and a state-of-the-art in-house laboratory, Dr. Marlin uses meticulous surgical planning and decades of top-level expertise to create aesthetically pleasing and highly durable implant-supported bridges and crowns.

Dr. Marlin’s process includes the following steps:

  • 3D Images Taken for Presurgical Planning
  • In House Technician Designs the Replacement Crown Before Surgery
  • Marlin Uses the Replacement Crown Image to Virtually “Insert” The Implant in The CT scan
  • Four Month Restoration
  • Custom Abutment and Crown Are Fabricated and Checked for A Precise Fit by Our In-House Technician
  • Abutment And Crown Are Further Customized and Inserted Over the Implant
  • Voila! Your Teeth Have Been Restored to Their Original Smile

For more detailed information about this process, please visit our comprehensive front tooth replacement page. Our goal is for you to leave our practice with a beautiful smile, solid dental function, a preserved jawbone, and total satisfaction.

Learn More About Your Front Teeth Replacement Options in Washington, D.C.

Call Elite Prosthetic Dentistry today at 202-244-2101 or schedule an appointment online to learn more about your front tooth replacement options.

We proudly serve Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Arlington, and nearby areas of Maryland and Virginia. Being near the Friendship Heights Metro Station makes our office easy for downtown-area patients who would like to visit us before or after work. We look forward to hearing from you soon!