Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are your missing teeth impacting the rest of your smile? Dr. Adam Carraway helps patients restore their missing teeth in his Greer, SC dental office. Restoring missing teeth not only improves the look of the smile but also the patient’s overall oral health.
Even if there is a single permanent tooth missing, the remaining natural teeth in the mouth may shift to fill in the gap. Shifting teeth can overcrowd and increase the chance of a dental infection. If patients have missing teeth due to a severe gum or tooth infection, they require treatment to preserve the health of the remaining teeth. Patients who already have missing teeth are more prone to further bone loss or infection. However, there are multiple restorative dental solutions for patients with missing teeth that can help.
Restorative Missing Teeth Treatments
Before choosing a dental restoration, Dr. Carraway will thoroughly examine each patient’s teeth and gums to determine if they require bone grafting or a gum disease treatment. Making sure that the teeth and gums are healthy and stable before restorative care ensures the best results. The restorative treatments we offer include:
- Dental Implants: Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into missing tooth gaps. They can be used to replace single missing teeth or permanently attach bridges or dentures.
- Dental Bridges: A dental bridge is a prosthetic that is either fixed or removable. We recommend removable bridges as a temporary solution. This is because removable bridges do not fully restore the function of the bite. Fixed dental bridges, particularly bridges secured by dental implants, restore full function to the smile.
- Partial and Full Dentures: Dentures are best suited for patients with full rows or arches of missing teeth. Traditional dentures are removable and require adhesive to stay in the mouth. Modern implant-secured dentures do not slip and make it easier for patients to bite, speak, and chew normally.
Schedule a Dental Appointment Today
Restore your smile with comprehensive dental treatment. Request a dental consultation with Dr. Carraway online. You can also call Carraway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 864.383.9711.