Missing teeth are a dental concern that affects millions of Americans. Having gaps in your smile may make you lose self-confidence. However, our dental specialists can help you create a more balanced smile with results that look and feel natural. Dr. James White treats missing teeth in Las Vegas, NV. Learn about the treatments he offers patients below:
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Gaps left by missing teeth can cause physical and oral health problems. Missing teeth may result in:
- Tooth decay
- Shifting teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Facial sagging
- Speech problems
- Difficulty chewing
- Difficulty biting
- Bone loss
Restorative Treatments for Missing Teeth
Replace the gaps in your smile with dental implants. Dental implants are a stable and secure solution that act as artificial tooth roots. Dental implants consist of a titanium post, abutment, and dental crown that are custom-fit to each patient. The titanium post is surgically inserted into the jawbone and allowed to heal over a period of months. After this period, the abutment and custom dental crown will be attached to the post. In addition, implants can also be used to secure dental bridges or dentures and partial dentures. This restorative solution not only improves the form and function of a patient’s bite but also provides them with a more balanced smile. Whether you need one or multiple dental implants, our dental team will work with you each step of the way.
Patients who are missing one or more teeth are often good candidates for dental bridges. A dental bridge restores multiple consecutive missing teeth and is secured to adjacent teeth or dental implants. Fixed dental bridges are secured with adjacent natural teeth. Implant-secured dental bridges are a stable option that lasts longer than removable options.
Are you missing an upper or lower arch of missing teeth? Restore your smile with full or partial dentures. Dentures are a restorative treatment that provides a secure and stable bite for patients with multiple missing teeth. In addition, this treatment option prevents shifting and overcrowded teeth.
Call Our Office Today
Call 702- 213-7220 or schedule an appointment with Dr. White on our website.