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Missing or Broken Teeth - Q&A with Dr. Cheney

Smile Again - Fayette Dental Group

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WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS TO HELP ME SMILE AGAIN IF I HAVE MISSING OR BROKEN TEETH?

There are various options to help you achieve your optimal smile. There is not a one-size fits all solution as your treatment may vary based on the findings of your comprehensive dental exam. We find great success using dental implants to restore areas from an individual tooth to the entire mouth. Other fixed options for restoring broken or missing teeth are crowns and bridges, while removable options are partial dentures and complete dentures. Together, we can plan to get you back to optimal oral health.

HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE FOR ME TO GET MY SMILE BACK?

The time varies depending on the type of restoration. For instance, with our dental implants, we ensure your smile is immediate, but there is an integration period. With modern technology, we are able to use techniques which may reduce integration times. The time to complete the implant treatment can be as soon as a few months depending on the complexity of your treatment plan. The fixed options of crowns and bridges can vary from same-day up to three weeks depending on the offerings of the practice location.

HOW DO I MAINTAIN MY DENTAL HEALTH ONCE I HAVE MY SMILE RESTORED?

Great question! We partner with our hygienists to assess your oral health as it could also impact your overall health. Our hygienists are trained to educate you about your gum health, record changes in your mouth and help you to begin practicing good dental habits to maintain your teeth. Our hygienists are your advocates. This applies whether you have natural teeth or dental restorations. Remember to keep your scheduled visits with us so we can ensure optimal oral health.

Author
Dr. Charley Cheney, III General Dentist Doctor of Dental Medicine Tufts University Dental School 'D04