Why Replace Missing Teeth?
- April 29, 2019
A missing tooth or teeth can not only make you feel self-conscious but can also impact your long-term oral health.
Problems Caused by Missing Teeth
There are also several problems that may develop if the gaps left by missing teeth are not filled soon enough. Some problems include:
- Shifting Teeth
- Crooked Teeth
- Bone Loss
- Speech Problems
- Facial Sagging
- Difficulty Chewing
- Irregular Bite
However, there are effective treatment options that can replace teeth and revitalize your smile.
Treatment Options for Missing Teeth
At Fuller Dental, our team prides itself in providing patients professional and comfortable dental care. Before treatment, we will conduct an assessment and review your budget and goals to pick the option that is best for you and your oral health needs. There are multiple treatment options for replacing teeth at Fuller Dental. Some options include:
Dental implants consist of a titanium post that is integrated with bone tissue in the jaw. After a healing period of 3 to 6 months, an abutment and crown are attached to the dental implant for a secure and comfortable fit. This solution is also great for patients who are missing one tooth or several of their teeth.
Used to replace a single missing tooth or several consecutive missing teeth, dental bridges can help save remaining natural teeth. Dental bridges attach to teeth or implants for a secure fit that can last for years. This option is adhesive-free and comfortable for patients.
To replace a full set or whole arches of teeth, dentures are a great choice. Crafted from high-quality porcelain, dentures act as durable replacements for missing teeth. Dentures can restore the form and function of teeth, making it easier for patients to bite and chew. Dental implants can also be used to secure dentures for a permanent restoration.
You can learn more about your treatment options for missing teeth here.
Schedule an Appointment
If you want to replace your teeth with a secure and durable implant, bridge, or denture, call Fuller Dental at (336) 290-7401. You can also schedule an appointment with our professionals online here. Brighten and restore your smile today.