Replace Missing Teeth – North Raleigh, NC
Make Your Smile
When you have a gap in your grin, you have a choice: leave the space empty or fill it with a dental prosthetic. Dr. Lisk will always recommend the latter option. After all, without a full set of teeth, even simple tasks like chewing and speaking become difficult – not to mention the effect it could have on your smile. When you call our practice to explore tooth replacement options, we’ll make sure you find the restoration that’s right for your unique smile.
Why Choose Dr. Philip A. Lisk for Replacing Missing Teeth?
- Carefully Customized Dental Prosthetics
- Relaxing Office That Welcomes Patients
- Highly Meticulous Quality Patient Care
To make a dental bridge, we’ll need one or more false teeth called pontics as well as at least two crowns. Both the crowns and the pontics can be made from a wide variety of materials, but porcelain is vastly preferred in most situations due to the qualities that help it closely resemble natural enamel. The crowns are anchored to the teeth on either side of the gap, which is filled by the pontics themselves – thus literally “bridging” the empty space.
Full dentures and partial dentures are both used to replace multiple teeth at once. As the names imply, full dentures are meant to replace entire arches of teeth; partial dentures are used instead if there are only a few gaps that need to be filled. Both kinds of dentures are made with a gum-colored base and lifelike false teeth. However, full dentures use natural suction to stay in place on the gums while partial dentures are attached via metal clasps.
To grant your new teeth extra strength and stability, you can have a dental implant surgically inserted into your jaw. The implant will eventually fuse with the bone tissue, meaning it will feel completely natural in your mouth. It will provide the stimulation needed to prevent bone loss, and it will stop your new teeth from slipping while you’re trying to talk or chew. Dr. Lisk can determine whether you’re a candidate for dental implants during a consultation.