Have you recently lost teeth? Are your missing teeth causing you smile issues?
The primary options for replacing missing teeth are: dental bridges, implants, and dentures. Each type of treatment has its own advantages. Your dentist in Chapel Hill, Dr. James Furgurson, can help you choose which treatment is right for you.
Solutions to Replace Missing Teeth
Tooth implants are a more permanent solution for missing teeth. The dental implant actually replaces the root of the tooth, becoming fully integrated with the bone. 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.
Dr. Furgurson is a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, demonstrating his commitment to providing the highest level of care for dental implant patients. In many cases, Dr. Furgurson can complete the entire procedure in his Chapel Hill dentist office. For other cases, he may work with a local specialist to complete the surgical phase of treatment and carry out the implant restoration in his office.
A dental bridge is an affordable treatment option for replacing missing teeth. The bridge can be either removable (flipper teeth) or fixed. A fixed bridge is anchored either with dental crowns and/or dental implants.
A denture is used when a person is missing all of their 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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Chapel Hill Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is home to experienced dentists in Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding areas. We take the time to explain every treatment to create a trusting and comfortable environment. Your long-term dental care is important to us. Give us a call at 919.205.9308 to request a dental exam, or schedule a dental exam online today.