Missing teeth can have an affect on many aspects of your health as well as your sense of confidence in your overall appearance. Missing teeth often lead to more complex dental problems including tooth decay, periodontal disease and a change in the bite as remaining teeth shift. In addition, many patients with missing teeth have to adjust their diet due to a decreased ability to chew food, often leading to other health concerns.
Atlanta dentist Dr. Maria Benefield works with patients who have lost teeth to restore their smile, their dental health and their confidence for an improved quality of life. Replacing lost teeth, even just one, promptly will greatly reduce the risks of additional problems that may limit your choice of treatment.
Missing Teeth: Treatment Options
The first step towards restoring a functional smile is a consultation with Dr. Benefield in our Sandy Springs dentist office. She will perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health and discuss your cosmetic goals to determine the treatment option(s) most suitable for you. Treatment options for replacing your missing teeth can include:
- Dentures: for patients missing all of their upper or lower arch of teeth, Dr. Benefield offers cosmetic dentures for a comfortable fit and a natural looking smile. Dentures can be secured with dental implants for a permanent solution that provides superior patient satisfaction and lasting results.
- Dental implants: recommended for a single tooth or to secure a dental appliance such as a denture or bridge, dental implants provide the most natural looking and functioning tooth replacement.
- Dental bridge: a dental bridge can replace one or several teeth and is secured by a dental implant or natural tooth that is strengthened by a dental crown.
Schedule A Consultation
If you have missing teeth, come in for a consultation with Dr. Benefield to learn more about treatment options and how to restore your smile. Contact our office at (404) 445-1104 or request an appointment online.