Losing a tooth to injury or decay can be difficult. Having gaps in your smile may make you lose self-confidence. However, there’s a way to create a more balanced smile with natural-looking results. But what are the non-cosmetic or aesthetic reasons why you should restore your smile?
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Gaps left by missing teeth can cause more problems than one may expect. Missing teeth can result in:
- Tooth Decay
- Shifting Teeth
- Crooked Teeth
- Facial Sagging
- Speech Problems
- Difficulty Chewing
- Difficulty Biting
- Bone Loss
Replacing a missing tooth or teeth not only enhances the aesthetics of your smile but improves your oral health. Tooth decay can cause multiple teeth to fall out, and even one missing tooth can result in overcrowding as a result of shifting teeth. However, you can replace missing teeth with stable and brilliant looking results.
Missing Teeth Treatments in Charlotte NC
There are multiple restorative treatments that can help you get your smile back:
Made of titanium posts, dental implants are a stable solution that act as artificial tooth roots. Dental implants are surgically inserted and are then allowed to heal over a period of months. Then a permanent dental crown is attached for the final restoration. Dental implants can also be used to secure dental bridges or dentures and partial dentures.
This treatment effectively replaces one or more teeth with the aid of dental crowns and, at times, dental implants. Dental bridges can be removable, but an implant-secured dental bridge often provides a more secure fit. Many patients also find that secured dental bridges make it easier for them to bite and chew.
Dentures & Partials
Patients who are missing multiple teeth or whole arches of teeth can benefit from dentures and partial dentures. Like dental bridges, dentures can also be secured with dental implants. Dentures and partials also restore the form and function of teeth.
Replace Missing Teeth Today
Do you want to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth? Call Dr. Reece at 704.486.8911. He will work with you to find the restorative treatment that aligns with your needs, budget, and dental goals.