Solutions For Missing Teeth
Burke Dental can replace your missing teeth. We use the latest technology to provide solutions such as implants, bridges & dentures to give you natural looking and long lasting results!
Get The Smile You What With Tooth Replacements At Burke Dental!
Missing just a single tooth is enough to devest anyone and how they feel about their smile. It can be difficult to even go to the dentist because you don’t want someone analyzing your smile. If you aren’t feeling confident about your teeth, due to missing teeth, we can help.
We understand the importance of having a full smile, and the impact it can have when a person is missing their teeth. We offer the best solutions for missing teeth in Virginia. We can restore your smile using innovative techniques for beautiful results.
We Have Missing Teeth Options Available Just For You!
Not every dentist offers every solution to missing teeth. At Burke Dental, we are pleased to provide patients with an extensive array of options that are tailored to their specific situation and needs. During our consultation, we will go over all the options available to you that will best fit your desired results as well as your budget. We understand that insurance and personal budget will play a role in your decision, but we encourage you to choose the best missing tooth solution you will ultimately be the happiest with.
Below, you will find information on the services we offer, broken down into common issues patient’s may have with missing teeth. These include missing a single tooth, having multiple teeth missing, and those that require a full arch replacement of either the top, bottom or both. We hope with this information; you will have a good idea of what to expect from each. During your appointment, we will go over all these options in detail and give our recommendation as to which fits your needs the best.
Solutions For A Single Tooth Replacement
Losing a tooth can happen to anyone. That doesn’t mean you have to go through life with a gap in your smile. Whether you have lost a tooth due to an accident or had to have one extracted because of it breaking as a result of advanced tooth decay, we have options available.
A bridge is the most commonly used dental fixture for a single replacement. A bridge will use the teeth next to the gap as support and be fixed into place by your dentist, Dr. Willis. Bridges are great at solving a single tooth replacement at an affordable cost tooth.
Most insurances will cover a portion of this replacement option because it prevents further dental issues from occurring. When a gap is left untreated, your teeth may shift, causing an alignment issue, or facilitate tooth decay, with a bridge, the gap is filled not allowing the other teeth to move. A bridge is made of up a crown, or artificial tooth, and secured to the other teeth with a metal fastener.
Dental Implant With Crown
A single dental implant with crown offers the best results for only tooth replacement. Dental implants are considered a permanent solution to missing teeth and provide the great benefit of being supported by the jaw bone for the best support possible.
Dental implants do carry a higher cost than bridges, but they also offer a more natural and comfortable experience. For most patients that receive a dental implant and crown, it feels so much like their natural tooth; they forget they even had to have a tooth replaced.
Replacing Multiple Teeth In a Row
One of the most significant issues we run into as dentists are that everyone’s dental situation is different. Not everyone will have missing teeth in the same places. You may have three missing teeth in a row or have gone missing on one side and a few more on the other. While this can feel overwhelming to the patient’s, we offer great treatment options to help restore your smile, regardless of how many teeth are missing and their locations.
For three or more missing teeth that are adjacent to one another, an implant supported bridge might be the best option.
Like the implant-supported denture, the bridge will merely be connected to the implant. However, they will be permanently fixed into place by your dentist.
Many patients opt of this particular service because it offers the most natural feeling for a replacement.
A denture that snaps into place, connecting to a surgically placed implant. Will stabilize dentures while providing much-needed support for biting or chewing.
One of the top reasons this choice is significantly better than conventional dentures that are glued into place. With a traditional denture, the prosthetic is attached to the adjoining teeth with a bracket and is reliant on the surrounding teeth for support.
An implant-supported denture doesn’t require the surrounding teeth to be in excellent condition; rather it uses the implant as its support system.
A denture will fit against the gum and has the artificial teeth built into the fitting surface. A partial denture will use clasps that attach to your remaining teeth to support the false teeth. Dentures are one of the most cost-effective solutions to missing teeth, but they aren’t always the most natural looking, and some patient’s report discomfort getting used to wearing them. They also can cause jawbone loss with extended wear, but do an excellent job at filling gaps in the smile, especially in situations where you have multiple teeth missing in different locations of the arch.
Full Arch/Full Set Replacement Options
For a full arch replacement, there are two dental options available. Each has their own set of benefits, but we highly recommend the use of dental implants for the most comfortable and natural solution to missing teeth.
A full denture will cover the entire arch. It is a removable appliance and will require you to clean it daily. You will also need to use an adhesive to attach the denture directly to the gum.
One of the biggest disadvantages of dentures is the fear that they will fall out because they aren’t as secure. It can also be more challenging to enjoy the foods that you enjoy. Despite the fact that some of the disadvantages dentures are the least expensive solution to replacing all your teeth providing a full smile.
All-On-Four Dental Implants
Possibly one of the best options for a total teeth replacement is the all-on-four dental implants. For one arch, whether top or bottom, your dentist will install four implants at different locations. The implants will be used at the support of a specially designed denture that snaps into place.
These are the most secure option for full arch replacement. With total arch replacement using dental implants, you can expect a more attractive result, one that is more comfortable, and one that you won’t have to worry will fall out or impede eating.
Find The Solution To Missing Teeth That’s Right For You. Contact Burke Dental Today!
Offering a wide range of options to meet our patient’s needs, we are pleased to be the best choice for missing tooth solutions in Burke. With the help of Dr. Willis, patients can regain their confidence with restorations including bridges, dentures, or dental implants.
No matter which service is right for you, you will be in good hands. Don’t put off having the smile you want, we can help, and it all starts with contacting our office. Please give us a call at (703) 978-6000 or schedule your appointment online today!