Get a Beautiful, Confident Smile by Replacing Your Missing Teeth
Missing teeth—whether occurring by injury, decay, disease or a defect—can cause several other issues in your mouth. To start, a missing tooth can affect your bite, your speech, and the foods you decide to eat. When a tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth bear an extra load. Therefore, you can increase the chance that the neighboring teeth will wear out prematurely, or be damaged or lost as well. In addition, some people may experience headaches and/or jaw pain due to the stress from missing teeth.
Replacing your missing teeth is the best way to prevent further deterioration of your surrounding teeth. At Peace Haven Family Dentistry, we’ve helped many patients in the Winston-Salem area replace their missing teeth and achieve the beautiful, confident smile they’ve always wanted.
The great news is that you can choose from several treatment options to achieve that attractive smile. Our patients have found success with the following treatments to replace missing teeth:
- Fixed bridge
- Dental implant
Let’s look at the details behind each of these options.
A fixed bridge can be a more natural solution to replace any missing teeth. The new tooth can very closely resemble the color of your surrounding teeth. A fixed bridge will hold your new tooth in place by anchoring it to your adjacent teeth. Your fixed bridge will allow you to eat, drink, and function normally. An all-porcelain dental bridge is a permanent part of your mouth. In other words, it is non-removable.
Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. The missing teeth may be near each other or in different parts of your mouth.
A dental implant will help hold a new tooth in place when a tooth and its existing root are gone. A dental implant consists of a small titanium post that is secure within the jawbone. Your new tooth will be attached to the implant and will remain in place when eating, drinking, brushing flossing, laughing, and smiling.
Dental implants provide the foundation for a new tooth that looks, feels, fits, and functions just like your original tooth.
Overdentures can be used to create a full or partial denture for any area of your mouth. The missing teeth may be near each other or in different parts of either your top or bottom sets of teeth. Overdentures are secured by the individual dental implant posts that are set into the jawbone.
Let Peace Haven Family Dentistry help you choose the best option to replace your missing teeth.