What Are My Options for Missing Teeth?

Have you just lost a tooth or multiple teeth? Do you have a removable dental bridge or denture but want a more stable restoration? Dr. Sarah Cook treats missing teeth in her Chapel Hill, NC office using long-lasting and durable dental restorations. Traditional missing teeth treatments often require messy adhesives and can slip around the mouth. They often do not fully restore bite function. With single dental implants or implant-secured bridges and dentures, patients can easily retain the function of their bite. Implant-supported dental restorations stabilize the bite and make it comfortable for patients to eat and speak normally.

Treat Missing Teeth in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Dental Restorations for Missing Teeth

There are an array of options that we provide patients with one or more missing teeth:

  • Dental Implants: Implants are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Dental implants provide stability to the smile because they fuse with the jawbone, taking up the space where the lost tooth was previously. Using dental implants, we can secure bridges and dentures for longer-lasting results.
  • Dental Bridges: Dental bridges are prosthetic teeth that are either fixed or removable. They are best suited for patients who are missing multiple consecutive teeth. Traditionally, bridges are secured by natural teeth on either side of the tooth gap. These teeth are capped off with crowns. However, bridges can also be secured in the mouth with implants.
  • Dentures: Patients can restore full rows or arches of missing teeth with partial or full dentures. Traditional dentures are removable and require adhesives. With implants, dentures offer more support to patients in their day-to-day life. Dental implants offer a natural-looking and strong restoration than previous removable options.

Schedule a Dental Consultation Today

Revitalize the look and function of your smile with our restorative dental treatments. Call Dr. Cook for treatment today. If you are a new patient, call (919) 551-8847. Returning patients (919) 442-1670. You can also request a dental appointment with Dr. Cook on our website. If you have any remaining questions or concerns about your options for missing teeth, let Dr. Cook know at your next dental consultation. He will be happy to help you find the right treatment for your specific needs.