Have you lost a front tooth in an accident? Is your missing tooth causing oral health issues?
Missing teeth will have a detrimental impact on both your oral health and your overall wellbeing. When a tooth is lost, it can set in motion a chain reaction of changes in your bite, and set the stage for the development of complex dental problems. Without proper treatment, missing teeth can lead to shifting of teeth and an increased risk for decay and gum disease. Further tooth loss can sometimes occur in more severe cases.
Knoxville, TN restorative dentist Dr. Pamela Cain offers experienced care for replacing missing teeth. We help patients regain a beautiful, functional smile that will support long term dental health. With years of experience under our belts, our teeth replacement options have successfully given our patients the smile they deserve.
Treatment for Missing Teeth in Knoxville
At Today’s Dentistry, Dr. Cain works with patients on an individual basis when it comes to replacing lost or missing teeth. Choosing the appropriate treatment option can mean the difference between lasting and comfortable results or complex problems down the road. Dr. Cain takes several important factors into consideration including your dental health, lifestyle habits, personal goals and budget. This ensures that your new smile meets all of your needs and expectations.
The process of replacing your lost tooth will depend on the option chosen. We will conduct a comprehensive oral health evaluation to determine the best options for your smile. Since everyone is different, we will create a custom treatment plan. This plan may include treatment options and a timeline of steps. Furthermore, we will never recommend treatments that do not closely align with your needs.
Treatment options for tooth replacement include:
- Dental implants: They can replace one or more lost teeth with a permanent prosthetic. Each implant looks just like your natural teeth. Tooth implants can also be used to secure a denture for a more comfortable and permanent fit. Tooth implants can actually reduce bone loss. This is by-far becoming the most popular permanent option to replace lost teeth.
- Cosmetic dentures: This restoration can provide natural looking and functional results. Dentures have been used for years as the tried and true method of tooth replacement. Modern dentures can be color-matched and designed to fit your smile seamlessly. They do require daily maintenance and upkeep, and can become uncomfortable if worn for long periods of time.
- Dental bridges: Bridges can be used to replace one or several missing teeth by anchoring a pontic tooth with dental crowns. They will require us to prep the neighboring teeth by gently grinding them down. Like dentures, they are removable and require daily maintenance.
Schedule An Appointment
If you have missing teeth, walk in or request a consultation with Dr. Cain online. She will evaluate your oral health, discuss your personal concerns, and offer treatment options that will restore both function and aesthetics to your smile. Contact our Knoxville dentist office at (865) 219-3622 or request an appointment online.