Single & Multiple Missing Teeth
Dental Implants Act Like Your Natural Teeth!
If you have missing teeth, Dr. Joe Wilbanks may recommend dental implants to restore optimal functioning of the smile. Dental implants are designed to look and function just like your real teeth and do not require extra maintenance.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Getting dental implants to replace missing teeth offers several benefits, including:
- Improving the appearance of your smile
- Filling in gaps
- Boosting self-confidence
- Preserving facial structure
- Stimulating the jaw bone
Many adults lose teeth to tooth decay or periodontal disease and end up needing a tooth replacement procedure. Dr. Wilbanks may recommend single dental implants, partial or full dentures, and dental bridges to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.
What are my options for replacing a single tooth?
In most cases, we can replace a single missing tooth with a dental implant. The post of the dental implant is designed to function just like the root of the tooth and the crown is fabricated to look like your real teeth.
The dental bridge is an attractive alternative to dental implants and can be a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. The bridge is made of three or more crown units and will require adjacent teeth to be ground down.
In some cases, Dr. Wilbanks may recommend a partial denture to replace a missing tooth. Removable dentures are designed with an artificial tooth that is attached to plastic and held to adjacent teeth with resin or metal clasps. While effective, this procedure does not look as natural as implants or bridges.
What are my options for replacing multiple missing teeth?
If you have several missing teeth, Dr. Wilbanks may recommend placing a single dental implant at each site where a tooth is missing. In some cases, dental implants can be used to anchor a dental bridge and are often used to support dentures.
If you have missing teeth and need an effective tooth replacement procedure in Toccoa, GA, we have your solution. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Wilbanks today!