Jeffrey J Tibbs DDS PA

Replacing Missing Teeth: What Options Do I Have?

April 30, 2021
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Posted By: Jeffrey J Tibbs, DDS

When you have missing teeth, it can affect your oral health. With gaps in your smile, your remaining natural teeth can begin to drift in your mouth, affecting your bite. Missing teeth can also make eating and talking more difficult, and without them, your jaw bone lacks needed support and stimulation.

Fortunately, we offer a variety of tooth replacement services at The Dental Practice of Dr. Jeffrey J. Tibbs so you can replace your missing teeth and enjoy excellent oral health. With our tooth replacement solutions, we can replace one missing tooth or multiple teeth. The tooth replacement solution we choose for your situation will depend on your specific needs. 

To help you understand your options, we explain a little bit about each of our tooth replacements below.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option due to their durability, stability, and natural look and feel. Dental implants offer patients a unique benefit. When we place the dental implant into your jaw, it acts like a natural tooth root, stimulating your jaw bone to produce natural bone growth. Dental implants can replace one or more missing teeth.

Dental Crowns

Dentists often use dental crowns in tandem with dental implants to replace missing teeth. Once we have placed the dental implant, we can attach a beautiful, all-porcelain crown to the dental implant to create a customized, attractive new smile for you. 

Dental Bridges

A bridge is a dental prosthetic. We customize the bridge to fit the patient's needs. Dental bridges require that the patient has some natural teeth remaining to act as support. The bridge is suspended between two of your healthy teeth, which are usually covered with dental crowns for added support and protection.

Full and Partial Dentures

We also create full and partial dentures for our patients. Full dentures are often the ideal choice when a patient is missing all their teeth on the upper or lower arch. A partial denture is useful when a patient is missing only some teeth. We provide both conventional, removable dentures and implant-supported dentures, which gives you extra stability, better oral health, and a longer-term solution.

During your exam, Dr. Tibbs will discuss your tooth replacement options with you to help you decide which one is right for your dental needs and lifestyle. If you have any questions about replacing your missing teeth, please contact us. We are here to help you with your dental care.

Tooth Replacement in Winston-Salem

In our Winston-Salem, NC dental office, we help patients replace missing teeth all the time to create more attractive and healthier smiles. Reach out today to schedule an appointment for new dental implants, dentures, or another tooth replacement solution.

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