Many of our patients that are seeking tooth restorations wonder what their tooth replacement options are. Our practice provides multiple solutions for restoring missing or failing teeth, from lifelong and lifelike dental implants to full-arch replacement procedures that can permanently replace an entire upper and/or lower arch of your teeth.
Whatever your desire and condition, the team at White Mountain Dental Implant and Oral Surgery Center is dedicated to improving your oral health and oral function, as well as your well-being and confidence. When you come to see Dr. Williams for your consultation appointment, you will work closely together to create a surgical treatment plan that offers you the excellent result you deserve. You will also discuss your options for anesthesia at your consultation, such as in-office intravenous (IV) sedation.
Some of the common tooth replacement options available to you include
- Dental Implants. Dental implants are a very popular option because they permanently replace every part of your natural tooth, root and all, for a restoration that allows patients the freedom to enjoy eating, smiling, and speaking again with complete confidence. Dental implants are replacement teeth that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. Please visit our Dental Implants page and Dental Implant FAQ to learn more about how we can replace one or many teeth with dental implants.
- Full-Arch Restoration. With full-arch restoration, our patients enjoy an entire new arch of permanently restored teeth (or even both arches). With this tooth replacement solution, patients enjoy all the benefits of a full set of individual dental implants but with less surgery and recovery time. Please visit our Full-Arch Restoration page to learn more about this transformative tooth replacement option that we offer at our practice.
- Tooth-Supported Bridges. Tooth-supported bridges are a common tooth replacement for one or more missing teeth that are next to each other in the dental arch. Bridges are fixed in your mouth, so they are non-removable and secure but generally need to be replaced every few years. Bridges are cemented in place using the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth/teeth, so this solution requires that your dentist reshape or grind down the teeth that are used to anchor the bridge.
- Full or Partial Dentures. Full and partial dentures are a traditional and well-known solution for missing teeth that is typically provided by your family dentist. This solution for tooth loss is completely removable and tends to be inexpensive compared to more permanent and lifelike solutions. While dentures are usually satisfactory, many of our patients find them to be uncomfortable and awkward and end up coming to us seeking dental implant-based tooth loss solutions. Sometimes, differences in jaw size and shape can make fitting a patient with dentures challenging. If this is the case for you, your dentist may refer you to our office for pre-prosthetic surgery. This type of oral surgery reshapes the bony ridge under the gums so that your dentures fit well and are more comfortable.
Tooth Replacement Options in North Conway and Littleton, NH
White Mountain Dental Implant and Oral Surgery Center specializes in dental implant-based tooth restorations at our North Conway and Littleton, NH, locations. To learn more about your options for tooth replacement and determine which option is right for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our trusted oral and maxillofacial surgeon. We look forward to providing you with the best of care as we help you improve your oral health.