Dental Implants as an Effective Tooth Replacement

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Losing a tooth, especially one that’s visible in your smile, can be embarrassing. Not only will it change your appearance and speech, but the void left by the missing tooth can also lead to serious orthodontic complications.

In a situation like this, you can take comfort in the dental restoration options available at Blue Ridge Dentistry.

A temporary option might be to fit you for a custom-shaped, removable partial denture. A more permanent option might be to have a piece of bridgework installed into the void.

One of the most popular and effective restoration methods is to have a dental implant restoration performed. This involves installing a titanium implant abutment into the underlying bone structure of the original socket.

One special property of titanium will gradually cause the abutment to fuse with the surrounding bone tissues. Once this occurs, your dentist can start the process of fitting you for a standard dental crown.

The material needed for the crown will be largely influenced by the tooth’s primary function and its visibility in your smile. Gold and base metal alloy crowns are durable, making them a good choice for back teeth that grind and chew. For a tooth that is visible in your smile, a porcelain crown is typically recommended. This material can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding teeth in your smile.

If you live in Boone, North Carolina, and you’ve lost a tooth, give Drs. Michael Taylor a call at 828-264-3333 to schedule a dental restoration consultation at Blue Ridge Dentistry today! Our staff will be happy to restore your smile.