January 25, 2018
How long has it been since you smiled without hesitation or enjoyed a nice steak dinner? If you’re missing teeth — or your teeth are badly damaged — it’s likely been a while. Luckily, Appalachian Dental Care knows how important a complete smile is to your quality of life, so we offer a variety of teeth replacement options to fit your needs.
Whether you’re looking for a removable prosthetic like a traditional denture, or something that offers a bit more permanence like dental implants, our highly skilled team of dental professionals can make it happen.
Read on for some of the ways we can help you fill in your smile gaps. Then, give us a call at 828-355-5673 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Airey! You’ll love the care you receive in our Boone, NC office.
If You’re Missing A Single Tooth
If you’ve been living with a single tooth missing, it might be tempting to just live with the smile gap. But a single missing tooth can jeopardize the health and alignment of your healthy teeth. Luckily, it’s easy and comfortable to replace a single tooth at Appalachian Dental Care. There are two ways to do it.
First, you can replace the entire tooth — root and all — with a dental implant and dental crown. This is how more than 3 million Americans have chosen to replace their missing teeth, and dental implants are celebrated for their durability and reliability.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that serves as an artificial tooth root. When you come to Appalachian Dental Care for your dental implant, we’ll completely numb the area and gently insert the dental implant into the jaw bone. Then, the jaw bone will heal around the dental implant, holding it in place just as it would a natural tooth root. We’ll then top it with a custom-made dental crown for a prosthetic that looks and feels like a natural tooth.
Plus, when you choose to get dental implants from Appalachian Dental Care, you’ll feel great in Dr. Airey’s care. That’s because Dr. Airey completed a Diplomate in Implantology fellowship from Dr. Arun Garg, one of the leaders in the field.
Your other option for replacing a single tooth is with a dental bridge. This option consists of a false tooth that’s held in place by dental crowns placed on the healthy teeth on each side of your smile gap. This is also a reliable way to replace a tooth since a dental bridge can last up to 15 years with proper care. But it also doesn’t replace the root of the missing tooth and requires removal of healthy tooth structure, which is why many people prefer dental implants.
Want to know which option is better for you? Give us a call at 828-355-5673 to schedule a consultation.
If You’re Missing A Series Of Teeth
Both dental implants and dental bridges can help you restore your smile if you’re missing several teeth in a row. Dental implants can be used to anchor a dental bridge for a prosthetic, or you can opt for a dental bridge supported by dental crowns on your neighboring teeth.
If you’re looking for a prosthetic that you can easily remove yourself, you might want to consider a partial denture. True to its name, this prosthetic resembles a traditional set of dentures but only replaces several teeth instead of a full set. It’s typically held in place by clasps attached to your natural teeth.
If You’re Missing A Full Set Of Teeth
At Appalachian Dental Care, we love to help patients with full-mouth reconstructions. Not only does replacing a full set of teeth create a dramatic transformation in terms of your appearance. It also dramatically improves your quality of life!
We offer several ways to replace a full set of teeth, including:
- All-On-4® dental implants: A full dental arch of artificial teeth are anchored to just four dental implants. This prosthetic can only be removed by your dentist, so you’ll never have to worry about messy denture adhesives. Your prosthetic will look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
- Implant-supported dentures: Perhaps you want to be able to routinely remove your denture but don’t want to deal with adhesives or occasional prosthetic slippage. Implant-supported dentures use two dental implants to anchor a removable upper or lower denture. You get to experience the benefits of both dental implants and removable dentures.
- Traditional dentures: At Appalachian Dental Care, we’re able to provide dentures that bear a striking resemblance to real teeth. We also take care to ensure that your dentures fit your gums snugly to minimize movement.
You don’t have to trudge through life with missing teeth! Let’s work together to restore your smile and your confidence. Call Appalachian Dental Care at 828-355-5673, or use our convenient online form to request an appointment.