If you have missing teeth, here’s a bit of good news: there are many life-like replacement options available today that can give you back a smile that is stable, comfortable and beautiful. More treatment options allows for patients to find the solution that best fits their personal health needs, aesthetic goals and budget. Dr. Richard Van Gurp is one of the most highly skilled cosmetic dentists in Charlotte, NC, offering a wide range of restorative dental treatment for replacing missing teeth.
Which Is The Best Treatment For Missing Teeth?
The primary options for replacing missing teeth are: dental bridges, implants and dentures. Each type of treatment has its own advantages. Dr. Van Gurp can help you choose which treatment is right for you. After a thorough exam and a discussion of your cosmetic goals, he will recommend the most appropriate treatment option. The goal of your treatment is to restore aesthetics, function and long term stability to your oral health. Restoring a comfortable smile will not only give you back your oral health, it will improve your daily quality of life and boost your self confidence.
- Dental Bridges – A dental bridge is an affordable treatment option for replacing missing teeth. Restorations can either be fixed or removable. A fixed bridge is anchored either with dental crowns and/or dental implants.
- Resin Bonded Bridge A resin bonded bridge, also known as a Maryland bridge, is often the best option for replacing a missing front tooth in young patients who are not yet candidates for dental implants. Dr. Van Gurp uses exceptional materials that mimic the natural look, feel and strength of a natural tooth. He is extremely experienced in matching the color and shape for a natural looking restoration.
- Dental Implants – A dental implant is the most life-like solution for missing teeth. The implant actually integrates with the living bone, fully replacing the tooth at its root. This helps to stabilize bone structire in the Dental implants are generally the most expensive replacement option, but they also require the least maintenance. Not all patients qualify for dental implants. The location of the missing tooth as well as the overall health of the patient and bone structure will be evaluated before the dentist recommends treatment.
- Denture – A denture is used to replace all of the upper or lower teeth. The denture can either be removable or secured using dental implants. An implant denture is more expensive than a removable denture, but it offers patients a higher quality of life and level of comfort.
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Schedule A Consultation
If you have missing teeth and would like to explore your treatment options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Van Gurp in our Charlotte dentist office. We accept new patients and welcome those who have been avoiding the dentist due to fear or anxiety. Compassionate, personalized dentistry is at the center of our practice and we make every effort to meet your needs and support your long term oral health. To schedule a visit, contact us at (704) 746-3160 or request an appointment online.