How to Replace a Missing Tooth

senior couple smile after receiving tooth replacements

Just because you have a missing tooth now doesn’t mean it has to stay that way! Modern dentistry offers a number of options for getting you back to a full smile. It’s just a matter of which one is the right choice for you based on your health history, lifestyle, and budget.

Meet with a Dental Professional

If you’re looking to replace a missing tooth, the first thing you should do is meet with a dental professional. You may have an idea of which tooth replacement option you want based on some online research of your own, but they’ll be able to guide you on whether that really is the best choice for the health of your smile. When you have a consultation with a dentist, they’ll review your medical history, perform a dental exam, and ask you relevant questions to give you their professional recommendation.

Review Your Options

There’s actually quite a few choices when it comes to tooth-replacement solutions. Dental implants are a state-of-the-art option that mimic the look, feel, and structure of a natural tooth. They’re placed directly into the gums and jawbone for a more permanent fix. Those who don’t qualify for dental implant surgery or who are looking for a more affordable treatment might consider a dental bridge or even dentures if you’re missing multiple teeth. Both of these are tried-and-true methods of replacing teeth with a custom-made dental prosthesis.

Restorative Dental Services at River Vista Dentistry

At River Vista Dentistry, it brings us so much joy to help people regain a smile they can be truly proud of with our restorative dental services. If you’re ready to go over some tooth replacement options, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our dental office in Charlotte. Dr. Marshall and the rest of our team are standing by to get you that beautiful, confident smile you deserve!

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