Looking to replace your missing teeth?
Missing teeth can impact your health and affect the quality of your life. Missing teeth make it difficult to eat, speak and maintain oral hygiene in addition to making you feel self-conscious or embarrassed of your smile. Whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth or a full arch of teeth, it is essential to have them replaced as soon as possible.
Missing teeth are a serious oral health concern. Left untreated missing teeth can cause a whole range of oral and systemic health problems. Patients with missing teeth are more susceptible to developing gum disease, shifting of teeth and further tooth loss.
Missing teeth can also lead to the deterioration of the jaw bone. Without the root structure of the missing tooth, the jaw bone loses integrity and will begin to recede. Once the bone structure begins to deteriorate it becomes more difficult to replace missing teeth.
As the jaw bone loses mass teeth may also begin to shift and you may require additional advanced dental restorations.
Treatment Options for Missing Teeth in Knoxville, TN
Replacing missing teeth as soon as possible can help restore the function of your bite and deter the development of advanced dental health problems. Knoxville, TN periodontist and implant dentist Dr. Robert Cain, provides personalized and comprehensive advanced treatment for replacing missing teeth. Dr. Cain is a highly trained and experienced implant dentist.
Although there are many options today for replacing one or more lost teeth, dental implants provide the most natural looking and functioning results with the highest rate of overall patient satisfaction. Other restorations may require costly touch-ups and replacement over the years. With proper dental care and good oral hygiene, a dental implant can last a lifetime.
Dental implants are now the standard for missing teeth replacement. Small titanium screws are strategically implanted into the jaw bone and function like a prosthetic root structure. Once healed, the post is capped with a natural looking and functional dental restoration.
Dental implants are the most natural and durable tooth replacement option and the benefits of dental implants are long term.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Natural looking and feeling
- 98% success rate
- Promotes natural bone growth
- Deters recession of the jaw bone
- Permanent restoration
- No special maintenance
- Improve confidence & function
Dr. Cain also performs tooth extractions when considered necessary for your long term dental health. Dr. Cain, a specialist in Periodontics and Implantology, can skillfully and painlessly remove teeth and replace them using dental implants.
Learn More About Dental Implants
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- Single Tooth Implant
- Multiple Dental Implants
Missing Teeth FAQs
Can a missing tooth cause problems?
Missing teeth have been known to cause teeth to shift and become crooked. This can lead to headaches, TMJ, tooth sensitivity, and in some cases loss of surrounding teeth.
Can I get veneers if I have missing teeth?
If you have missing teeth, veneers are a good option to replace them. Veneers work best when patients have most of their natural teeth, but want to improve them esthetically.
Can I get a denture for one tooth?
Yes- this is called a single tooth denture. Single tooth dentures are a common and simple way to replace a missing tooth. They are made of a fake tooth attached to fake gum. This makes single tooth dentures a great esthetic and functional option to replace teeth.
Schedule A Dental Exam Today
Dr. Cain is happy to provide second opinions for any patients considering dental implants. Dental implants are an investment in your oral health and can improve your quality of life. Contact Knoxville East Tennessee Periodontics to learn how dental implants can restore function, beauty, and health to your smile.
Our dental care team focuses their work on periodontal and dental implant dentistry for the long-term well-being of our patients. Contact our Knoxville, TN periodontal office or request a consultation online.