Replace Missing Teeth – High Point, NC
How We Can Close That Empty Space
Tooth loss is much more common than you think; between the ages of 35 and 44, 69 percent of American adults have lost at least one permanent tooth. A missing tooth is never good news for your oral health and will almost inevitably lead to speech and dietary problems, bone loss, and an increased risk for gum disease. That is, unless you have it replaced as soon as possible with a bridge, denture, or implant-retained restoration from Dr. Bhadani. Call today and start learning more about what you can do to renew your smile and replace missing teeth in High Point, NC.
You can get a fixed bridge to fill in a single gap in your mouth, whether it was left by one tooth or several teeth in a row. In order to place the bridge, we need to make slight adjustments to the teeth adjacent to the empty space; this makes it possible to place the crowns that will hold the bridge’s prosthetic teeth (or “pontics”) between them. Thanks to their design and their stability, dental bridges typically have a very natural feel and appearance.
If you still have some teeth remaining, you may be eligible for a partial denture to replace any teeth wherever they happen to be located. A full denture, on the other hand, can replace an entire row of teeth. In either case, dentures offer a simple, reliable, and affordable solution for situations where a single dental bridge wouldn’t be enough to fully restore your smile.
Dental implants have created a new standard for tooth replacement. Before, all we could do is replace the top portion of the tooth, but now we can do something about the missing root as well. A small titanium post is placed within the jawbone to provide a crown, bridge, or denture with a firm foundation that improves chewing strength while keeping the new teeth in place no matter what you’re eating.