Do you have missing teeth? Do you want a fuller and more balanced smile? At Stewart Dental Group we offer restorative options for missing teeth that can improve the form and function of teeth. Patients can receive comfortable and high-quality treatment in our Charlotte, NC office.
You should replace your missing teeth because the tooth structure is needed to support your overall oral health. In addition, if the gaps left by missing teeth are not filled, problems can arise, including:
- Bone loss
- Tooth decay
- Speech issues
- Crooked teeth
- Shifting teeth
- Difficulty chewing
- Facial sagging
If you have missing teeth and would like to restore your smile confidence with a new smile contact the Charlotte dentist office of the Stewart Dental Group at 704-255-4256. We will work with you to make sure that your treatment goes smoothly every step of the way.
Treatment Options for Missing Teeth
Before choosing treatment, Drs. Stewart will assess your oral health, taking your budget and personal dental goals into consideration. Depending on how many missing teeth you have, as well as how much remaining tooth structure is left, they will choose one of these solutions:
Dental Implants: Single missing teeth or whole arches of teeth can be replaced utilizing dental implants. Dental implants consist of a titanium post which is inserted into the jawbone. After a period of 3 to 6 months, a permanent abutment and dental crown are added for a permanent restoration.
Dental Bridges: One or more teeth can be replaced with dental bridges. This option can be removable or secured in place with dental implants. Dental bridges can also utilize surrounding natural teeth to secure and replace consecutive missing teeth. Further tooth loss can be prevented with this solution.
Dentures and Partials: Multiple teeth or the upper and lower arches of teeth can be replaced with dentures or partial dentures. Like dental bridges, dentures can be removable or secured by dental implants. Many patients also find that it is easier to bite and chew food with these dental restorations.
Missing Teeth FAQs
How does missing teeth affect your health?
Missing teeth affects patients’ health in more ways than just oral concerns. Missing teeth has been linked to patients developing diabetes, kidney disease, and heart problems. Missing teeth exposes gums to increased levels of bacteria, putting patients at risk for infection of gum tissue.
Does losing back teeth change your face?
The loss of back teeth may change the shape of a patient’s face if not fixed. If you leave missing teeth untreated, your bone structure may change. This may cause a patient’s face to shrink or push forward.
Do missing teeth cause wrinkles?
Missing teeth have been associated with wrinkles in patients. This is because missing teeth may cause a patient’s jaw to ascend. This creates wrinkles in the skin around the mouth.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
Do you have one or more missing teeth? Do you want a fuller, more functional and comfortable smile? Call the Stewart Dental Group today at 704-255-4256. You can also request an appointment online today.