When you lose a tooth, it’s critical to have it replaced as soon as possible. A gap in your smile is unattractive, but that’s not your biggest problem. You may find it difficult to speak clearly, and a missing tooth can make eating your favorite foods difficult or impossible
A missing tooth also creates oral health problems that result in complicated treatment. The teeth adjacent to the space can start to drift, causing alignment issues that may eventually require orthodontics or the need for periodontal treatment.
Replacing a Missing Tooth
At our office, we offer several tooth replacement solutions to fit your individual needs.
- Full and partial dentures are a popular option because they work well for nearly everyone. If you resist the idea of dentures, you should know that technology and materials have dramatically improved their look, fit, and feel.
- Dental implants are an ideal replacement because the implant post is rooted in your jaw and creates a stable base for the restoration we attach to it. We often use crowns to provide function for your implant, but we can also choose fixed bridges and full or partial dentures.
Tooth Replacement in Winston-Salem
If you have been living with a gap in your smile, please call our Winston-Salem, NC dental office. We will be happy to sit down with you to discuss your needs and recommend the ideal tooth replacement option for you.