Missing teeth cause more than a hole in the smile; they affect the health of the remaining teeth and gums. When teeth are lost, nearby teeth will begin to shift out of place. This can cause alignment issues and make it difficult to properly clean the teeth, leading to an increased risk of decay or gum disease.
At Triad Dentistry in Greensboro, Dr. Hatcher works with patients who are missing teeth to come up with a beautiful cost-effective restorative solution. Many patients choose dental implants. Dental implants provide patients with a permanent, beautiful solution and when you evaluate the cost to replace other alternatives multiple times, implants are frequently the most cost-effective option.
Dental implants are rod-like structures that are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the missing root. The bone will fuse around the implant to create a secure foundation for dental prosthetics. The healing process, called osseointegration, can take several months but once it is complete, the patient is left with a beautiful solution that looks and functions like a natural tooth.
When looking at tooth restoration, patients will have the option of permanent or removable solutions. Traditional dentures are removable solutions that are taken out for sleeping and cleaning. They require a form of adhesive to keep them in place. Also, because of bone resorption, dentures often need to be adjusted or replaced to maintain a proper fit.
We understand that the cost of dental restorations is important to patients and we never want price to deter patients from receiving the care they need. We offer various health credit cards and dental financing plans designed to make the cost of dental care predictable and affordable. To learn more about dental implants or our financing options, please call us today at (336) 383-1482.