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, as you also slowly lose density in your jawbone the longer you have missing teeth. The good news is you can conquer the challenges of tooth loss with dental implants in Greensboro. Dr. Fisher offers the latest solutions to rebuild your smile.
For years, dentists only focused on replacing the crowns of lost teeth, but nowadays we can use dental implants to serve as new roots. It will take several months of healing for the titanium posts to join with your jaw, but the process will be well worth it when you receive strong, stable prosthetic teeth that look and feel like natural ones.
The implant process typically involves multiple visits. After confirming that your jaw is healthy and strong enough to support the posts, the surgery will be performed. It takes several weeks for dental implants to fuse with the jawbone; once they’re firmly anchored in place, you will receive fixtures called abutments that can hold individual crowns, bridges, or dentures.
If you've lost teeth due to an accident, injury, or gum disease, we can create a permanent bridge to restore your solid smile. A bridge not only fills the gap, but prevents repositioning of remaining teeth as well. It can also correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance.
If you have questions about crown and bridgework or any other dental prosthetic, call our Greensboro dental office. We will be happy to discuss these options and schedule your evaluation.
A smile just isn't a smile if it's incomplete. Missing teeth cause a host of problems, from difficulty speaking and eating to low self-confidence to jawbone deterioration. Don't give up on your smile. Advances in dental materials and technology have made full and partial dentures more lifelike and comfortable than ever.