Restoring Your Smile Just Got Easier
There’s a long list of reasons to replace missing teeth. Appearance, the ability to chew comfortably, and improved oral health are just a few. But if you have an incomplete smile, you might not be aware of your choices to replace your missing teeth. Raleigh NC patients rely on the comprehensive care and personalized choices offered by Dr. Ben Thompson and Dr. Susan Thompson. They’ll create a treatment plan that considers your unique needs and preferences and delivers a great smile.
You Need a Strong Smile
Missing teeth jeopardize your smile. When teeth are lost, the bone underneath can begin to atrophy over time. Existing teeth may drift out of position, and eating the foods you love can become difficult and even painful. Self-esteem can suffer when teeth are lost because you’re embarrassed about the appearance of your smile.
Your options to replace missing teeth depend on the number of teeth to replace, your preferences, and other factors that you and the doctor will discuss at your one-on-one consultation. Dr. Thompson will examine your smile and talk about the benefits of specific options. At our Raleigh NC dentist’s office, we offer:
Dental bridges: A bridge can replace one or more teeth in a row. It’s anchored to healthy neighboring teeth that have been fortified with crowns. A bridge essentially fills a gap in your smile.
Individual dental implants: A dental implant used to replace a single missing tooth can complete your smile and eliminate the need for a removable prosthetic.
Implant-retained dentures: Dentures held in place with dental implants can be removable or fixed in place. A few dental implants can secure an entire row of replacement teeth and restore your smile’s appearance, function, and comfort.
Using implants to replace missing teeth also stops the jawbone shrinkage that can accompany tooth loss.