Dentists in Knoxville, TN offer tooth replacement options for patients experiencing tooth loss
If you are experiencing tooth loss and are looking for dentists in the area of Knoxville, TN who can assist with a myriad of tooth replacement options, Drs. Pablo Foncea and Mariko McCall of Sequoyah Dental Arts encourage you to book a consultation visit with their team. At Sequoyah Dental Arts, patients have access to a number of different tooth replacement options that can be used to restore the function and appearance of the smile when tooth loss occurs.
Tooth replacement options for tooth loss
Drs. Pablo Foncea and Mariko McCall of Sequoyah Dental Arts are pleased to provide patients in the area with a wide selection of methods for replacing missing teeth. Below is a sample of the services offered for patients to consider when seeking restorative care:
- Dentures – one of the best solutions for patients who have lost one or more teeth is that of dentures. There are two varieties, including full dentures and partial dentures. Full dentures are utilized when a patient has lost all the teeth in the dental arch, either the top or bottom. Patients may even have teeth pulled to prepare their smile for full dentures. These dentures are made with false teeth and gum tissue using high-quality acrylics. When just one or several teeth in the arch are missing, patients may consider partial dentures, which are made of an acrylic and metal framework and use the surrounding teeth for support. These snap into place and can be easily removed for cleaning and care. This is one of the most affordable ways of replacing missing teeth.
- Bridges – another way of replacing one or more teeth in a row within the dental arch is with a dental bridge. A bridge includes crowns on each side and in between, false teeth called pontics. Pontics and crowns are fused together to create a single restoration that utilizes the surrounding teeth for support. The surrounding teeth are prepared for the placement of the dental crowns over them by removing a portion of the tooth enamel which allows the crowns to be bonded in place on top. These restorations are more permanent than a denture and can last approximately ten years with proper attention. The bridges are made to look as natural as possible within the smile, with the restoration being made to specifics provided by the dentist, including the shape, size, and color of the existing teeth for seamless integration.
- Dental implants – a highly desirable option for many patients who are missing just a single tooth is that of the dental implant. Dental implants are titanium posts that act as tooth root replacements. They are covered over the top with a dental crown that matches the existing teeth to replace the tooth and restore the function of the smile. Dental implants are permanent, and when taken care of, they can last a lifetime.
- Implant-supported dentures – last but not least is the implant-supported denture. This is a full cosmetic denture that is held in place with several dental implants placed along the dental arch. This is for patients who have to replace all the teeth in the dental arch but want to avoid problems with full dentures staying in place. It eliminates the need for natural suction or dental adhesives and gives patients more confidence in enjoying their favorite foods. Patients with implant-supported dentures find that they get the best in stability and strength with this method and are pleased with the final results. This is the gold standard for patients who have lost all their teeth and are looking for a more effective way to keep their full dentures in place without worry. Implant-supported dentures can be a wise investment for many of our adult patients faced with permanent tooth loss.
Learn more about tooth replacement options
Whether you are considering a temporary solution or a long-term fix for tooth loss, Drs. Pablo Foncea and Mariko McCall of Sequoyah Dental Arts can help. Our professionals are here to provide a wide selection of options to consider when replacing missing teeth. Call our front office to book a consultation appointment at 865 973-9899 and visit the practice in Knoxville, TN at 2719 Kingston Pike.