It’s amazing how even just one missing tooth can affect nearly every aspect of your life. Without a complete set, eating becomes more difficult, speaking can feel awkward, and smiling instantly turns into a source of anxiety. You DESERVE to have a healthy and confident smile, and Dr. Langworthy can help you permanently fill any gaps with a custom-made replacement. From bridges to dentures to implants, she’s ready to offer everything you need to say “good riddance!” to any gaps. Contact us today to get started exploring your options to replacing missing teeth in Fuquay-Varina, NC!
A dental bridge gets its name from the fact that it literally bridges the space left by one to three missing teeth in a row. Dental crowns are fitted over the remaining teeth on either side of the absent ones, and these are bonded to prosthetic teeth that sit between them. Bridges not only restore the appearance of the smile and someone’s ability to chew, but they also prevent the neighboring teeth from drifting out of place, a common problem after tooth loss.
Today’s dentures are NOTHING like the ones your parents or grandparents might have had. Modern-day prosthetics are made from high-quality acrylic and feature ceramic teeth that perfectly mimic the real thing. If you’re missing several teeth, Dr. Langworthy can give you a partial denture that will complete your smile like the last piece of a puzzle, or she can use a full denture to restore an entire row with a single prosthetic.
When it comes to tooth replacement, dentists and patients around the world agree on one thing—dental implants are clearly the best. Rather than just restoring the visible part of the tooth like other solutions, implants bring back the root structure of missing teeth as well, giving them a look, feel, and durability that is only rivaled by nature. With them, it doesn’t just feel like you’ve replaced your teeth, but rather that you’ve gotten your teeth back.