Are you missing one or more teeth?
When left untreated, missing teeth can have adverse effects on your dental health. Even when one tooth is lost, patients can experience adverse signs such as bone loss, shifting teeth, and additional tooth loss.
Replacing missing teeth can not only restore function to your smile, but it can also improve its appearance. One of the most common reasons patients visit the dentist to replace their missing teeth is to improve the appearance of their smile. As dental professionals, we understand the effects that missing teeth can have on a patient’s confidence. For this reason, we work closely with our patients to design craft and place beautiful, natural-looking restorations.
How to Avoid Tooth Loss
One of the best ways to avoid tooth loss is to visit your dentist regularly, as well as take preventive action. Your dentist can identify any dental issues, such as gum disease and tooth decay, during a routine dental exam. In many cases, early intervention during a preventive care exam can reduce the risk of advanced dental issues. With the result of your exam, we can recommend the appropriate treatment or action needed to improve your dental health.
What happens if I don’t replace my missing teeth?
As mentioned, tooth loss can have adverse effects on your dental health. The bone under the teeth is similar to muscles in the sense that if they are not stimulated, they may atrophy.
What are my tooth replacement options?
Missing teeth should be addressed as soon as possible. In fact, the longer missing teeth are left untreated, the more likely patients may experience bone loss and additional tooth loss.
In order to determine the best treatment option for missing teeth, Dr. Woodruff will perform a complete dental evaluation. The main goal of the dental evaluation is to assess the condition of your teeth and bone structure to help determine which tooth replacement option is right for you. After a dental exam, we may recommend one of the following options to replace missing teeth:
- Dentures: Dentures are a removable or fixed oral appliance that is designed to replace a full or partial of teeth.
- Dental Bridges: A dental bridge can replace one or more missing teeth. It is designed o fill the “gap” in the smile. Depending on your needs, a bridge can be removable or fixed into place using dental implants.
- Dental Implants: Implants replace the tooth root as well as the crown of the ooh. Implants are surgically placed into the jaw bone and restored using a dental crown, bridge, or denture.
Ideally, patients should have an adequate amount of healthy bone structure to be an ideal caudate for dental implants in our McLeansville dentist office. However, our team can explore your options and may recommend implant site development options to improve your chances of a successful implant procedure.
Schedule A Tooth Replacement Consultation in McLeansville, NC
Replacing missing teeth can help restore function and beauty of your natural smile. Working closely with an experienced dentist is key to finding the best tooth replacement option for your needs. A McLeansville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer a wide range of tooth replacement options for patients missing one or more teeth.
If you are searching for an experienced dentist in McLeansville, Greensboro, Sedalia to help you explore your tooth replacement options, schedule an appointment with Dr. Quinn Woodruff. Call 336.506.6545 or request an appointment online.