Missing Multiple Teeth – Greensboro, NC
Rebuild a Beautiful, Functional Smile
Losing a single tooth can be traumatic but losing several teeth can be devastating. It’s easy to isolate yourself during career, personal, and social settings because you’re insecure about your smile. Not to mention, you struggle to chew many of your favorite foods. Unfortunately, the consequences of tooth loss don’t stop there. You are also slowly losing density in your jawbone. You can conquer the challenges of tooth loss with dental implants in Greensboro. Dr. Fisher offers the latest solutions to rebuild your smile.
Non-Implant Replacement Options
If you need a quick and easy treatment to replace your missing teeth, Dr. Fisher offers many traditional treatments that don’t involve surgery. Depending on the number of teeth you need to replace, you may benefit from:
1 to 3 consecutive missing teeth are typically replaced using a fixed bridge. Dr. Fisher takes an impression of your mouth to replicate the teeth you’ve lost. The bridge is held in place by bonding dental crowns over the adjacent teeth. This gives you a solution that lasts 5 to 10 years, but you will need to permanently alter healthy teeth.
If you’ve lost several teeth but you still have a few healthy ones remaining, you may need a partial denture. Prosthetic teeth are held in a gum-colored base that has a metal framework. This allows it to clip or clasp onto your remaining natural teeth to hold it in place.
Although they have a bad reputation for looking fake, new innovations in dentistry have improved the fit and aesthetics of dentures. Your custom-made denture is held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive to quickly replace an entire arch of missing teeth.
The Dental Implant Process
Dental implants treat more than just the crowns of your lost teeth. They also replicate the roots. Replacing the entire structure of your lost teeth will require a multi-phased treatment process that will take several months to complete, but it’s time well-spent. When you’re finished, you’ll have a solution that closely mimics your natural teeth.
After you’ve healed from any previous treatments, like bone grafting, dental implants are surgically placed into your jawbone. Over the next several weeks, your bone fuses to the posts through a process called osseointegration. Once your jawbone is healed, special fixtures called abutments are placed on each post to secure your bridge or denture.
Benefits of Implant-Retained Prosthetics
Replacing the entire structure of a lost tooth provides superior benefits when compared to non-surgical treatments, including:
- Over a 95% success rate.
- Looks natural.
- Regain 70% of your biting force.
- Eliminate slipping and irritation.
- Doesn’t rely on healthy teeth for support.
- Preserves your jawbone’s density.
- Improves your oral health.
- Supports your facial tissues.
- Long-term treatment that can last for decades.
Schedule Your Consultation
Don’t let an incomplete smile impact your quality of life any longer. Your dentist in Greensboro has the solutions you need. Contact our office today to see if dental implants are right for you.