Missing just one tooth can make a big difference in your everyday life. For one, chewing food becomes more difficult as your biting force weakens with every tooth you lose. Furthermore, the risk for tooth loss only increases with every tooth that leaves your jaw. The good news is Sloan & Sloan Dentistry has multiple solutions to get your smile back on track. If you’re ready to replace missing teeth in Harnett County via bridges, dentures, or dental implants, give our dental office a call!
Dentures & Partials
Do you have multiple missing teeth on opposite sides of your mouth or maybe you are missing all of your teeth in a single arch? Full and partial dentures can provide a quick, affordable, and effective solution. Full dentures are customized to fit your mouth exactly as well as rely on natural suction and bone to stay in place. Partial dentures use of metal or acrylic hooks that wrap around existing teeth in order to stay in place.
Considered to be the gold standard for tooth replacement, dental implants are incredibly effective for replacing both the crown and root in one treatment. It integrates with the existing bone and gum tissue in order to stay in place, and as a result, is the closest thing to a natural tooth. If you need to replace several teeth at a time, dental implants can be designed to do that as well!
To replace one or more teeth side by side, we can create a dental bridge that sits on top of existing teeth in order to fill the gap in your smile. Dental bridges consist of several crowns that are fused together, with a dental crown on either side hollowed out for effective anchorage. Keep in mind that a small amount of tooth enamel needs to be removed in order for the restoration to be properly stabilized.