Missing teeth can affect the way you interact with others; ultimately affecting your overall confidence. At Red Maple Dental, Asheville dentist Dr. Shawna Hoffert, DDS offers a wider range of tooth replacement options for patients who are missing one or more teeth. Dr. Hoffert usually suggests that patients who are missing teeth visit Red Maple Dental in Asheville, NC as soon as possible to avoid bone loss and other complex dental problems. Restorative dentist Dr. Hoffert will address your dental needs and help find the right tooth replacement option for your smile. If you want to explore your replacement options, patients can call 828.348.8858 to schedule an appointment, or they can schedule an appointment online.
Tooth Replacement in Asheville, NC
Finding the right tooth replacement solution can be a delicate process. First, Dr. Hoffert will need to perform a comprehensive exam to determine the health of your mouth, teeth, and gums. She will also address factors like the number of missing teeth, the location of your missing teeth, budget, and any dental concerns or goals you may have. After each factor is considered, Dr. Hoffert will be able to provide a dental implant, dental bridge, or denture as your tooth replacement solution.
- Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Most dentists recommend dental implants because they resemble your natural teeth and are very durable compared to other tooth replacement options. Dental implants are small, titanium post that mimics your natural tooth root. Over the course of 3-6 month, the dental implant will fuse with the jawbone, creating a strong, stable foundation for a dental crown, denture, or dental bridge.
- A dental bridge can be used to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. A dental bridge can be a lasting solution for patients who are missing teeth. Traditionally, a dental bridge will need the support of neighboring teeth. However, with the use of dental implants, a dental bridge can be fixed into place.
- Dentures are used to replace the either/ or the entire top or bottom arch of teeth. Dentures are usually removable appliance but can be fixed into place using dental implants.
To maintain your new tooth replacement option, it is important to practice excellent oral hygiene as well as visit our Asheville, NC dental office for biannual preventive care visits.