Restoring missing teeth with Dr. John Highsmith of Clyde, NC
- Posted on: May 15 2020
The natural teeth are meant to last a lifetime. However, the unexpected can occur and patients may experience permanent tooth loss or extraction of their adult teeth. When this occurs, patients of Clyde, NC are strongly encouraged by Dr. John Highsmith to visit a restorative dentist to evaluate their options. Our team offers a range of solutions for patients who need to replace their teeth, including the following choices:
- Partial denture – one or more teeth lost from within the dental arch can be replaced using a partial denture, which is fabricated to snap perfectly into place using existing teeth. The partial denture will have false teeth that slide into place when the denture is inserted. This restoration is easy to remove for cleaning and is an economical option for many of our patients.
- Full denture – an entire dental arch of extracted or missing teeth may be replaced using a full denture, which includes false teeth and gums. The denture may be held in place using natural suction or dental adhesives, though some patients choose to have dental implants placed along the arch for superior strength and functionality.
- Dental bridge – a dental bridge is a porcelain restoration that is made to replace one or more teeth in a row using the adjacent teeth for support. This restoration essentially “bridges the gap” after a tooth or teeth have been lost or extracted.
- Dental implant – the best solution for most of our patients is the dental implant. This titanium post is placed during oral surgery and functions as a tooth root replacement. It has an abutment that sits above the gum line that is replaced with various restorations depending on the patient’s unique need. The dental implant is sometimes considered the “gold standard” in tooth replacement because it is strong, durable, and can last a lifetime with proper maintenance.
Find out more about your options for tooth replacement
Contact Dr. John Highsmith and his Clyde, NC team located at 78 Nelson Street. His friendly front office team can be reached by calling (828) 627-9282 and accepts new patients and families interested in general, cosmetic, implant and laser dentistry with our staff.
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