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Why Replacing That Lost Tooth Really Matters

  • February 1, 2017

Some people want to ignore the teeth they’re missing, but that’s a very bad idea. Instead, you need to call our Burke, VA dental office today at 703-260-1677. Dr. Fox is highly skilled at replacing lost teeth, and you can choose from several tooth replacement options to find the one that’s best for you.

How Teeth Are Lost

Your teeth have root extending into your jaw bone. That’s why they stay put despite years and years of chewing. However, there are several reasons why you might have an empty spot on your smile.

  • Gum disease makes teeth loose until they fall out.
  • Some people are born missing some adult teeth.
  • If a cavity is not treated in time, the tooth might need a dental extraction.
  • A sports injury or accident can knock a tooth out.

By calling Fox Family Dentistry today, you can schedule an appointment for a dental restoration that replaces lost teeth. Whether you need a single tooth replaced or many (even all the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth), Dr. Fox has the training and practical experience to help.

Why Tooth Replacements Are Needed Now

It’s tempting to ignore a problem and hope it goes away. When it comes to tooth replacements, that’s a bad idea. Here are some of the problems you can face when you’ve lost one or more of your teeth:

  • You know your smile doesn’t look good, so you can lose some confidence
  • Without that lost tooth’s support, your other teeth start to grow crooked.
  • Food particles are more easily trapped in that space, increasing your risk of cavities and gum disease/
  • You look older, and your self-esteem can suffer.
  • It’s harder to chew and eat.

Dental Restorations To Replace Lost Teeth

That’s why you really need to call us today at 703-260-1677 and schedule an appointment for a dental restoration. The sooner you call, the sooner you can replace that missing tooth. Here are some of the restorative dentistry treatments available at our Burke, VA dental office.

DENTAL IMPLANTS

If you’ve lost a single tooth, this is as close as you can get to putting it back in your jaw. A dental implant includes a natural-looking but durable replacement tooth. It also has an artificial root to replace the natural one you lost with that tooth. Not only does this make your dental implant secure and strong, it helps keep your jawbone healthy.

ALL-ON-4® DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental implants are fantastic, but it’s not practical to use dozens to replace a full arch of teeth. That’s where All-on-4 dental implants come in handy. These can replace all the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth. They’re held in place by four dental implants placed at a patented angle in your jawbone. These keep your jawbone healthy while making sure your replacement teeth are held firmly in place.

SAME-DAY SMILE

You do not need to wait weeks or months to get a complete smile. Dr. Fox is trained in using Same-Day Smile, a temporary dental restoration. Once the implants are placed, you’ll get temporary replacement teeth placed. That way, you can have a full smile while you wait for your dental restoration to be completed.

DENTURES

Dentures may have been around a while, but that’s because they work. You’ll receive a full arch of beautiful and durable replacement teeth set in a gum-colored base. You can get removable dentures or secure them with dental implants like with All-on-4. You can even get removable partial dentures to replace a few teeth in a row.

DENTAL BRIDGES

Some people do not have healthy jawbones and cannot get dental implants. Thankfully, Dr. Fox is trained in a non-surgical alternative. Dental bridges place two dental crowns, one on each tooth next to the gap. Then the replacement tooth is bonded to those crowns. This holds the replacement securely in the gap without needing any implants.

Call us TODAY at 703-260-1677 or use our convenient online form to make an appointment for dental restorations that replace lost teeth. Until you call, your smile will continue to look unsightly and be unhealthy. Dr. Fox has the right combination of experience and training to help restore your smile.