What Are My Options for Replacing Missing Teeth?

What Are My Options for Replacing Missing Teeth?

Hebron Family Dentistry is pleased to offer a range of tooth replacement options to restore healthy, complete smiles. Whether you’re missing one, some, or all of your teeth, we have the perfect solution for you. Dr. Watson and her team will help you determine the tooth restoration option ideal for your unique needs and personal preferences. 

Dentures and Partials

Complete and partial dentures have long been the go-to option for patients with multiple missing teeth or total tooth loss. The removable restorations are custom-created for you, enhancing your smile and quality of life. While dentures may not provide the same stability as dental implants, advances in modern dentistry now offer tooth replacements that are sleeker, more comfortable, and more functional than ever before. 

Complete Dentures: Complete or full dentures replace all your teeth on the upper or lower arch or both. At Hebron Family Dentistry, we offer two types of complete dentures: immediate and conventional. 

  • Immediate Dentures: Immediate restorations are created in advance and positioned immediately after extracting any remaining teeth. That way, you’ll have a complete set of teeth while waiting for the gums to heal. 
  • Conventional Dentures: After extracting any remaining teeth, the gum and bone change shape. Conventional dentures are created from the highest quality materials after complete healing, providing the best fit, comfort, and function. 

Partial Dentures: Removable partial dentures are restorations that replace one or multiple teeth in your upper or lower jaw. They consist of replacement teeth set in gum-colored bases that attach to your natural teeth using metal clasps or precision attachments. Partial dentures help keep your remaining natural teeth from shifting out of alignment, preventing a host of oral health complications that may result from leaving a gap in your smile. 

Dental Implants

Dental implants are screw-like titanium posts that are placed in the jawbone to take the place of natural tooth roots. During the healing period, they integrate with the bone, providing a stable foundation for one or more replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Implant dentistry is today’s gold standard for replacing missing teeth, delivering results second only to healthy, natural teeth. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime!

Single-Tooth Implants: If you are missing one of your teeth, a single-tooth implant may be an ideal option to restore your smile. Your restoration consists of an aesthetic dental crown placed on a single dental implant. Single-tooth implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth. 

Implant-Supported Bridges: If you are missing two or more teeth in a row, implant-supported bridges offer a superior tooth restoration solution. Unlike traditional bridges that rely on crowns placed on adjacent teeth for support, implant bridges are secured to dental implants placed on either side of the gap, providing exceptional stability, comfort, and function. 

Implant-Supported Dentures: If you are missing an entire arch of teeth or are tired of wearing removable dentures, implant-supported dentures may be the perfect solution for you. Rather than being held in place by suction and your facial muscles as with traditional dentures, your implant-supported restorations are secured to a number of dental implants placed strategically in your jawbone. They provide unmatched stability, function, and durability, enhancing your oral health and quality of life. 

Tooth Replacement Solutions Near Me

If you’re missing one, some, or all of your teeth, our team at Hebron Family Dentistry in Hebron, KY, is here to help. Dr. Watson will recommend the tooth replacement solution ideal for your unique needs and personal preferences. Don’t let tooth loss interfere with your smile and quality of life. Call 859-689-2021 to schedule your appointment today!