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Multiple Tooth Replacement – Angier, NC

Rebuild Your Smile from Top to Bottom

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Thanks to the latest advancements in dentistry, it’s easier than ever to make your teeth last for your entire life. Despite that, Dr. Gong understands that millions of Americans still suffer from some level of tooth loss today. It’s bad enough to be missing one tooth, but multiple missing teeth can be detrimental to your self-esteem, oral health, and diet. Accent Family Dentistry is happy to offer multiple solutions to replace missing teeth, so don’t wait to call today to learn more about your options!

What are My Options for Tooth Replacement?

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In modern dentistry, there are multiple solutions worth considering when you want to replace multiple teeth at a time. While there are traditional methods available to you, other options ensure your smile last for not only years, but decades. If you aren’t sure where to start, we encourage you to read below. We’ll make sure you understand the distinct differences between each option, so you’re always able to make an informed decision on your care.

Dental Bridge

Bridge supported by dental implants in Angier.

One of the more traditional solutions for replacing both single and multiple teeth is a dental bridge. To create a bridge, we first capture impressions of your mouth to create a mold, then use that impression to design your future restoration. This bridge is then attached to teeth sitting adjacent to the gap in your smile. In most cases, a bridge will last between 5 and 10 years.

Implant-Supported Bridge

Model of an implant-supported denture.

Rather than relying on slightly modified teeth to hold a dedicated bridge, a pair of dental implants can be used to hold the restoration instead. These implants are placed directly into your jaw so they can begin to integrate with your existing bone and soft tissue. Not only can you expect improved bone stimulation from the implants, but you won’t need to make adjustments to your nearby tooth enamel just to ensure they are placed.

Partial Dentures and Implant-Supported Partial Dentures

A diagram of a traditional crown and bridge.

Missing teeth on multiple sides of your mouth? Traditionally, a partial denture is used to fill the gaps throughout your mouth. These restorations are attached to a gum-colored base, which makes up your metal framework. The partial stays in place by wrapping around existing teeth using metal hooks.

Alternatively, you can use dental implants to keep the partial denture in place. This ensures your restoration stays secure and does not slip or irritate your gums. In most cases, close to 70% of your biting force can be restored.

How Do I Know Which Solution is Best for Me?

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The best way to know for sure which solution is best for you is to complete a consultation with Dr. Gong. Not only can she provide a recommendation based on your needs and current oral health condition, but she can complete all treatments (including dental implant placement) under one roof!

As you learn more about your options, Dr. Gong will also go over the unique costs that come with each treatment. There are several factors that can influence how much you’ll need to pay, including the restoration used, whether you choose to have dental implants placed, and if preparatory treatments are needed ahead of your tooth replacement.