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Have you recently suffered a lost or missing tooth and are in need of a tooth replacement service? Dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures are all ideal ways to restore your full smile and get you back the full functionality of your mouth, as well as improve your self-esteem in the process.

What is the best way to replace a missing tooth? Listed below are the most common tooth restoration procedures we offer and some benefits of each:

-Dental Implants: Dental implants are designed to be permanent tooth replacements that are installed directly into your jawbone. They provide a durable hold that will strengthen your jaw and restore any speaking or eating skills you may have lost when your teeth left.

-Dental Bridges: Dental bridges are done by crowning the teeth on either side of one or more missing teeth and making artificial teeth that hang between the crowns. These are cemented or bonded in place. They can work well and look very natural. However, if you develop a problem with one of the support teeth, the whole bridge is at risk.

-Dentures: Dentures can give a very natural look for people who have lost their teeth and give them back some limited chewing ability. The problem with dentures is that they are essentially held in with suction or a temporary adhesive. Many patients will say their upper denture stays in place but the lower denture moves around. The problem for all denture patients is that once the teeth are gone, the bone begins to change. The ridges get shorter and narrower as time goes on meaning the dentures don’t fit as well as they did initially. For people who need full dentures, attaching them to implants is best. The implants maintain the bone and make the dentures much more stable.

If you would like to schedule a tooth replacement service, or would like a comprehensive oral exam from Dr. Packman and our team at our dentist office in Statesville, NC, please give us a call at 704.873.2211. Come in and become a success story with a whiter, brighter smile today.