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It is hard to believe that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and some people are missing many more. Missing teeth can put you at risk for developing health issues, bone loss, and nutritional deficiencies. Also, missing teeth can be embarrassing and hurt your self-confidence. As a result, this can cause you not to want to smile or enjoy life to its fullest. Are you one of the people suffering from missing teeth?
Prosthodontic Services in Greensboro can help you. There are a number of options available to replace missing teeth. Let’s work together to help determine the best smile restoration options for you, and together we’ll achieve your dental goals, and you can start living the life you deserve.
A Prosthodontist is a dentist who is specially trained in smile restoration and replacing missing teeth. Beyond four years of dental school, a prosthodontist attends three additional years of intensive training in complex restorative care. Dr. Phillips can create a state-of-the-art, natural looking and comfortable solution to your dental prosthetic needs.
Dr. Phillips is instrumental in the planning process and works in collaboration with oral surgeons, periodontists, and other dental specialists. This planning ensures the best possible implant placement for optimal results.
A Dental Implant mimics the form and function of a natural tooth root, providing a stable foundation for replacement teeth while giving the look and feel of real teeth. The implant is made of titanium, which is a biocompatible metal, meaning it allows the surrounding jaw bone to attach to the surface of the implant. Once the implant anchors to the bone, the restoration has a solid feel and retention. You will have a natural and confident chewing, speaking and smiling experience.
There are many options for implant restorations, and they depend on things like tooth position, the number of missing teeth and how much bone remains. We will plan your implant restoration thoroughly before the process starts. Contact our office for more information on dental implants.
Implant retained dentures attach to the implants that have been placed into your jaw bone. The implants provide stability for your dentures, making them feel snug and secure. They can either be removable, for ease of cleaning and care at home, or they can be fixed in place for the most solid, natural tooth feel.
Conventional dentures and removable partial dentures use the shape, contour, ridge and suction of your mouth to provide stability. Both types of dentures are determined by your individual features and personality to give you a unique result.
Many times our patients need conventional dental treatments, in addition to the specialty services we are providing them. This can range from a single crown, to a bridge, veneers, fillings, etc. We can combine those treatments with your prosthodontic treatments to achieve an optimal result. However, if you prefer, you may also elect to have the more conventional treatments completed by your general dentist.
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