Missing Teeth Chapel Hill, NC

Are you missing one or more teeth?

Missing teeth will impact more than your appearance over time, causing a domino effect of dental problems. From an increased risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease to changes in the function of the bite as teeth shift, lost teeth can lead to deteriorating oral health. Dr. Hewgley offers personalized care for replacing missing teeth at Tarheel Family Dentistry in Chapel Hill, NC. From dental bridges to dental implants, he can work with you to find the right solution for your nee, s, goals and budget.

Replacing A Single Lost Tooth

The prompt replacement of a single tooth is important to maintain the integrity of remaining natural teeth. After tooth loss, adjacent teeth can begin to shift position and the increased risk for decay, gum disease and bone loss in the jaw will erode your dental health.

Dr. Hewgley offers the latest treatment options and techniques for replacing your missing tooth, including dental implants. Typically, patients will choose between a dental bridge and a dental implant to replace one tooth. Dr. Hewgley will evaluate the condition of your overall dental health to determine that you are indeed a candidate for dental implants and go over all of your treatment options for you to consider.

Dental implants will offer the most natural result, providing a life-like tooth replacement that is permanent and secure. Dental implants also offer key benefits for your overall health and daily quality of life.

Replacing A Full Arch of Teeth

If you are missing a full arch of teeth, all of your teeth or in need of a full mouth rehabilitation that will include extracting your teeth, Dr. Hewgley can work with you on an individual basis to determine the best way to restore your smile. Meeting your oral health, functional and aesthetic needs is the goal of your treatment.

Dr. Hewgley offers dentures, partial dentures and implant dentures for tooth replacement. Today’s cosmetic dentures are made of high-quality ceramic materials and can be permanently secured with dental implants.

If you have a poorly fitting denture that is affecting your ability to eat and speak comfortably, Dr. Hewgley can secure a new hybrid denture with dental implants, enabling you to eat all of your favorite foods and speak confidently again.