Which tooth replacement options might Knoxville area patients consider?
At Sequoyah Dental Arts in the Knoxville area, patients who visit Dr. Pablo Foncea can learn about cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry from a dental professional who is committed to the health, wellness, and beauty of patient smiles. When it comes to restoring the smile after tooth loss has occurred, patients are educated on the tooth replacement solutions available including: dentures, bridges, and dental implants.
Dental implants are the “gold standard” in tooth replacement. They provide patients with a method of restoring their smiles in a way that maintains the functionality of the teeth. The bone, offering superior strength not achieved by any other restorative solution, holds the dental implants in place. However, patients who do not have enough bone available for placement may not be proper candidates for this tooth replacement option and may be encouraged to seek other solutions.
Dental bridges are another fixed option, but they will not last as long as dental implants. Bridges are best when there are surrounding teeth because they are used for support of the new restoration. Dr. Pablo Foncea and the team of Sequoyah Dental Arts may suggest bridges for patients who want a long-lasting, non-removable dental restoration that is stable and effective at maintaining the smile.
Dentures are another solution chosen by patients who prefer a more affordable method of repair or for those who prefer to have a removable restoration. Dentures come in two types, partial dentures, and full dentures. Partials can replace one or a few teeth within the arch and full dentures replace all of the teeth in an arch. Dentures allow individuals to enjoy their favorite foods without worry. Dr. Pablo Foncea uses quality materials when fabricating custom dentures for all of his denture patients
Men and women seeking tooth replacement options can schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Pablo Foncea to learn about the many ways of repairing the smile when tooth loss occurs. Our team can consult with patients ready to improve the function and appearance of their smiles, and develop a plan that best fits their situation and budget.