The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can affect your dental health, your confidence, and your overall health. Even when one tooth is lost, patients can experience difficulties speaking, chewing, and performing their daily oral hygiene routine. Replacing missing teeth can not only help restore your lost confidence, but it can also vastly improve your dental health. Whether you are missing one, several, or all your natural teeth, it is crucial to replace them as soon as possible.
When you lose a tooth, it can lead to bone deterioration in the jaw. After the bone diminishes, it becomes harder for the remaining teeth to remain stable. As a result, the remaining teeth attempt to fill the space the missing tooth left behind, which can result in crooked or misaligned teeth. Patients may also experience facial sagging due to changes in the bone structure of the jaw area. Even one missing tooth can cause a domino effect of dental health issues.
What Are My Treatment Options For Missing Teeth?
There is a wide range of solutions for replacing missing teeth. The type of tooth replacement solutions you receive will depend on the location and number of missing teeth.
Recognized as one of the most successful tooth replacement options, Dr. Harrison recommends dental implants whenever applicable. Dental implants offer the most complete solution for missing, as they replace the tooth root as well as the visible portion of the tooth. These small titanium screws are surgically implanted into the jaw bone and can be used to support a dental crown, denture, or bridge.
Patients choose dental implants because it offers many advantages over traditional methods of tooth replacement. Implants are designed to look and function like the natural teeth, making it the ideal solution for patients who have experienced tooth loss.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer several advantages over other traditional methods of tooth replacement.
- Permanent solution or missing teeth
- Designed to resemble the natural teeth
- Encourages bone regeneration in the jaw
- Offers a more stable and secure solution for missing teeth
As an experienced periodontist and oral surgeon, Dr. Harrison performs all aspects of the dental implant procedure in our Asheville, NC dentist office. he uses state of the art dental technology to plan and place high-quality dental implants.
Request A Consultation
To learn more about your tooth replacement options, visit our state of the art periodontist office. Dr. Harrision and our team will work with you every step of the way to find the best tooth replacement for your smile. To schedule an appointment, call (828) 202-1706 or request an appointment online.