Missing teeth are a common dental concern that many people will face over the course of their lifetime. It’s important to note that missing teeth bring forth more than just cosmetic concerns, but also deeply affect the overall functionality of your smile. If you are currently missing one or more teeth, we recommend scheduling a restorative dentistry consultation as soon as possible. This way, our experienced Charlottesville, VA dentist can evaluate your smile and determine which method is best for you in terms of tooth replacement. Our office offers a wide range of restorative options for replacing missing teeth and will work with you to ensure your tooth restoration meets your budgetary and lifestyle goals.
Replacing Missing Teeth in Charlottesville, VA
Dr. Matthew Harrison is an experienced and highly trained restorative dentist in Charlottesville, VA. During your consultation, he will evaluate all aspects of your smile and how it has been impacted by your missing teeth. From there, he will be able to recommend a restorative dentistry treatment plan that will best meet your needs. Treatment plans may include a variety of tooth restorations using the latest techniques and high-quality materials. We use advanced digital imagery to provide a thorough analysis of your oral health and to design a new smile that gives you the best possible outcome.
Dental bridges are secured oral appliances that rely on the support of your surrounding teeth to bridge the gap of a missing tooth. The bridge will be secured to your surrounding teeth and hold a prosthetic tooth in the empty space.
Dental implants are surgically implanted tooth restorations that offer patients the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. Composed of three parts, dental implants include a titanium post that is surgically implanted. As it heals, the post fuses together with your jawbone to provide your restoration with tooth-root functionality.
Dr. Harrison has advanced training in implant dentistry and is able to provide all aspects of the dental implant restoration process in our Charlottesville office. He works with patients who need to replace teeth to develop a personalized treatment plan using dental implants to re-create a naturally functioning smile.
Dentures & Partials
For patients missing a whole arch of teeth, we offer custom dentures and partials. Dentures and partials are designed in a dental laboratory. Once designed, we will ensure that they fit your mouth properly and also show you how to care for them. We also offer implant-secured dentures, which anchors your dentures into your mouth with dental implants.