There are a number of reasons that adults lose natural teeth. Accidents, diseases and insufficient oral hygiene can all lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers many ways to replace natural teeth while enjoying optimal comfort during the process.
The ideal tooth replacement option today is a Dental Implant. Because the implanted portion is anchored by your jaw bone, just as natural tooth roots, Dental Implants restore a natural biting strength and stability. Implants provide an optimal look, feel and function with unsurpassed longevity.
Additionally, the teeth attached to Dental Implants do not move when eating and won’t slip when laughing or sneezing. Unlike ill-fitting dentures or partials, implants do not cause uncomfortable rubbing on tender gums.
Another advantage of implants? They do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. However, one of the most appealing aspects of Dental Implants is their longevity. With proper care, Dental Implants are designed to last your lifetime, making them an exceptional investment.
Crown-&-Bridge combinations are another familiar means of replacing one or several teeth. Today’s bridges can be created to blend beautifully with adjacent teeth. However, a bridge can be placed only when bordered by natural teeth on each side. These teeth are crowned in order to provide support to the bridge.
A partial denture can replace several teeth and is typically secured to existing natural teeth. A partial denture is custom-contoured to fit the curve of your gums to blend attractively with natural teeth and gums. Partials can be kept stable with the help of denture adhesives if they start to slip over time.
When you are missing all of your upper or lower teeth, a ‘full arch’ denture is the preference of some patients. These restore the look of a full smile with comfortable chewing and speaking ability. While not as ideal as Dental Implants, many dentures offer a more affordable way to enjoy confidence when smiling, eating and laughing. Relines can be done if it begins to slip due to jaw bone shrinkage (also known as resorption).
While adults have many choices when replacing teeth, the quality of dentistry does make a difference. Having work done based on the cheapest price means corners were cut somewhere. What is sacrificed is often in the longevity, function, appearance and overall satisfaction.
For the best investment, choose an option that meets your goals for a reasonable cost. If fees seem out of reach, ask about payment plans. In many cases, these enable patients to finance treatment for no down payment and no interest. You’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of your restored smile while making easy monthly payments.
Our goal is to create an ideal result for replacing teeth and provide a result that causes you to smile often! If you are missing teeth, replacing them is vital. Missing teeth can lead to bite misalignment. This can affect the positions of neighboring teeth and contribute to further tooth loss.
Want to discuss the tooth replacement options best for your goals? Begin by calling 910-254-4555 for a no-cost, no obligation consultation. During this time, I’ll discuss the choices that are recommended for your individual situation and answer your questions thoroughly. Our financial coordinator can also discuss payment options, if desired.