Are missing teeth affecting your daily quality of life? A missing tooth or teeth can make you feel self-conscious and impact your long-term oral health.
If you have one or more missing teeth, Thompson Advanced Dentistry can offer the latest tooth replacement options in Greeley, CO. Visit us for compassionate, personalized dental care for all oral health needs. Our dentist in Greeley, CO can restore function and beauty to your natural smile so you can enjoy sharing it confidently in social and professional settings. Replace your lost teeth with various options, including all types of dental implants that can offer permanent and stable results.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth will impact more than just the appearance of your smile. Lost teeth also mean lost tooth roots that support and stabilize the structure of your bite. Over time, lost tooth roots can lead to the shrinking of bone in the jaw, shifting of remaining teeth, and changes in the fit and comfort of your bite.
Replacing teeth promptly will help your oral health to remain stable, maintain your jaw structure and prevent the development of other dental concerns such as decay and gum disease. Dr.Thompson will create a personalized treatment plan to restore your smile, considering the factors affecting your smile’s health, your cosmetic goals, and your budget. We want your new smile to achieve your personal aesthetic desires while also supporting your long-term dental health and the enjoyment of your daily life.
Tooth Replacement: What are the options?
The first step towards a beautiful and comfortable new smile is a consultation and exam with Dr. Thompson. Using digital diagnostics and evaluating all aspects of your oral health, Dr. Thompson will present you with the most suitable treatment options and discuss how they can restore your smile.
Dental implants offer many oral health benefits, including the most natural replacement of a single lost tooth or to permanently secure dentures. They consist of a titanium post inserted into the jaw bone. Over a healing period of 3 to 6 months, the post will fuse to the bone tissue. After it is securely in the mouth, we top the post with an abutment and permanent dental crown. Many patients may forget their dental implants because they look and feel natural.
Dental crowns are used to cover dental implants and are also used for other restorations, such as dental bridges and dentures (teeth-in-a-day). Dr. Thompson uses dental crowns crafted from porcelain because they are durable and reflect light for a more natural-looking end result.
Patients with multiple missing teeth can benefit from dental bridges. Dental bridges are fixed or removable. Zirconia is a base for dental bridges because they are tooth-colored and blend in with existing teeth. You need tooth preparation, as well as a solid tooth structure, for this restoration.
We can replace whole arches of teeth with this treatment option. With All-on-4 Implant dentures, also known as teeth-in-a-day, teeth are removed and replaced in one office visit. We replace teeth with a denture secured with dental implants. Patients who receive All-on-4 implant dentures find that they can bite and chew with ease again.
Schedule A Tooth Replacement Consultation in Greeley
If you have one or more missing teeth or are faced with tooth extraction and would like to explore your options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Thompson. Your dentist in Greeley, CO welcomes patients and offers second opinions on replacing missing teeth or a poorly fitted denture. Contact us at 970.205.9614 or request an appointment online.
Missing Teeth FAQs
What happens if I don’t replace a missing tooth?
Even if it’s just a single tooth, it’s extremely important to replace it. Not replacing missing teeth can lead to severe issues with your oral health. You’re more likely to lose more teeth and witness your gums and jawbone deteriorating. Your remaining teeth will move and shift and are more susceptible to tooth decay.
Can missing teeth impact my overall health?
Missing teeth impact more than just your oral health. Studies show missing teeth can contribute to heart disease, kidney disease, and diabetes. Any mouth infection can easily spread to other parts of the body.
Is missing teeth a common problem?
Around 17% of people aged 65 or older are missing all of their teeth, while a quarter of this group is missing 8 or more teeth. However, this number has decreased significantly in the last few decades.