Have you lost some teeth? It’s a lot different than when you lost your baby teeth back in the day. Unfortunately, once you’re an adult they don’t grow back. Let’s face it, a gap-toothed smile doesn’t look as cute as it did when you were in say, kindergarten. The good news is that if you have missing teeth in Charlotte and the surrounding areas, our team at Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte can help fix your smile. Since 1996, we have built our practice one client at a time with a gentle touch and the wisdom of savvy professionals.
When the threat of losing your adult teeth looms, the preference is always to save your natural teeth. If that is not viable, there are several other options that can help you maintain your ability to eat, drink, speak, laugh, and smile in those fun selfies.
If you still have your teeth, but are not comfortable with them, dental veneers might be the solution that you need. Stunning porcelain veneers offer an affordable approach to cosmetic adjustments—uneven color, size, or shape. These are very thin shells bonded to the front of the teeth. They enhance unsightly, but structurally sound teeth.
A dental bridge is used where a tooth is missing; it “bridges” a gap between teeth. It is a restoration with a false tooth (or teeth) attached to the surrounding teeth. Dental bridges have been used with success for generations for people who have lost teeth.
A dental implant is a more extensive replacement for a missing tooth. An implant consists of an artificial tooth PLUS an artificial root (usually made of biocompatible titanium). With local anesthesia, the artificial root is actually inserted into the jaw bone where it integrates with the bone tissue. There are three parts to a dental implant: the artificial root, the connecting abutment, and the final crown or denture. An implant is often the ideal restoration as it offers beauty, strength, natural function, and protection from the bone recession that often take places at the site of a missing tooth.
Most men and women have heard of dentures; a plate holding artificial teeth that can be removed by the wearer. These are custom-made and can contain varying numbers of teeth. Sometimes the entire set of upper and lower teeth have to be pulled and a denture created. Modern dentistry offers a myriad of custom dental implant-denture combinations to restore missing teeth.
If you have missing teeth in Charlotte, we want you to know that our team at Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte has the training and experience needed to help you find the right solution to fix your smile. We will develop a customized treatment plan for restoring your teeth. We also offer sedation dentistry, restorative dentistry, and adult orthodontics. Our number one goal is to meet your general and cosmetic dentistry needs in the Charlotte area. No need to procrastinate, schedule your initial consultation today!
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