When you are missing one or more teeth, your dental health is at risk. Not only will patients with missing teeth suffer from cosmetic consequences but functionality issues as well. Your teeth, gums, and jawbone were designed to work together while performing daily tasks such as chewing or speaking.
A missing tooth creates new pressure points on your teeth and adds tension to your jawbone to compensate for the loss. When a tooth goes missing, so does the tooth root. The root is what provides the jaw bone with enough stimulation to keep it from deteriorating.
Bone loss in the jaw will cause the mouth to sink into the face, the chin to stick out, and wrinkles to form around the mouth. These facial feature changes will make a person appear much older than they really are.
Replacing a missing tooth is a top priority when it comes to restoring your smile. At our Cary, NC dentist office, we provide a wide range of restorative dentistry services to help restore our patients’ smiles following tooth loss.
Dr. Brace will examine your mouth and overall health to help you determine which solution is best for you. Her goal is to help restore oral health and provide a natural-looking tooth replacement option.
Tooth Replacement Options in Cary, NC
This allows us to address a wide range of missing teeth concerns. Whether you need one tooth replaced or a full arch of teeth replaced, our team has you covered.
If you have a severely broken, chipped, or cracked tooth, we will typically recommend replacing the tooth using a dental crown. A dental crown replaces the entire exterior of your natural tooth while allowing you to avoid the need for a complete tooth extraction.
If you are missing a full arch of teeth, our office provides custom dentures and partials. Dentures and partials are crafted specifically for your smile, utilizing dental impressions of your own soft tissues to ensure a snug and secure fit.
If you are missing one or more consecutive teeth, we will recommend either dental implants or dental bridges. Dental implants involve a surgically implanted titanium post that gives your dental restoration tooth-root functionality.
Dental bridges, on the other hand, utilize the support of your surrounding teeth to hold the dental restoration in place without the need for a surgical procedure. Dr. Elise Brace can provide a consultation to help you determine which tooth replacement option is best for you.
Tooth replacement is essential in getting you back on track to optimal dental health. If you are missing a tooth, please contact our dentist office to learn more about how we can help you restore your smile. At your consultation, Dr. Brace will review all your options and help you choose which one is best for you. Our staff help is here to help with your dental insurance and payments.