Missing teeth can affect your confidence, your oral health, and even your systemic health. Missing teeth are a complex dental health concern that should be addressed as soon after a loss as possible. Fuller Dental of Burlington, NC, offers solutions for the replacement of missing teeth.
Did you know that gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss?
Maintaining your oral health throughout your life is essential for protecting the integrity and structure of your smile. Gum disease is a mostly preventable disease that is a leading cause of tooth loss. Gum disease commonly goes undiagnosed until it has already begun to take a toll on patients oral health. Disease-causing bacteria create inflammation of the gums. Over time the gums begin to pull away from the teeth and can become loose, shift, and eventually fall out due to a lack of bone retention.
To prevent tooth loss associated with gum disease, be sure to visit Fuller Dental at least twice a year. Biannual dental health exams allow for early intervention and conservative treatment of gum disease. Professional teeth cleanings and good oral hygiene in between visits can keep the gums and teeth clean and healthy, reducing your risk of tooth loss and the need for complex dental treatments, such as dental implants.
Replacing Missing Teeth
Our Fuller Dental dental care team provides restorative treatment options for replacing missing teeth. From traditional dentures to dental implants, we can help patients rebuild their smiles. Replacing missing teeth can prevent additional tooth loss and help to secure the structure of the bite and face.
- Dental Implants- A dental implant is the most natural way to replace a single missing tooth. A small titanium screw is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. Once the implant fuses with the bone, an abutment is used to attach a dental crown. The dental implant looks and functions like a natural tooth.
- Dentures- Dentures are used to replace a full arch or full set of missing teeth. Modern dentures are made of high-quality dental porcelain and are designed to look like natural teeth. Dentures can also be permanently placed with dental implants.
- Dental Bridge- A dental bridge is commonly used to replace a single missing tooth or several consecutive missing teeth. Your dentist will remove a substantial amount of tooth enamel from adjacent teeth. These teeth will be used to anchor the dental bridge in place. We can also place a dental bridge with dental implants. Using implants will allow your healthy teeth to remain in-tact.
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Fuller Dental offers individualized dental care for your dental health concerns. Our dental care team helps to restore your smile by addressing dental concerns from common to complex. From whitening discolored teeth to repair damaged or missing teeth, our dental care team can help you enjoy a more beautiful, healthy smile. If you are looking for a compassionate, highly trained and experienced dental health care team in the Burlington, NC region, contact Fuller Dental at (336) 290-7401, or request an appointment online.