If you have missing teeth, you may feel embarrassment about your smile. Missing teeth can impair your confidence, too, make it more difficult to engage in social activities or seek out promotions at work. But missing teeth inhibit more than your personal and career connections—they can create a whole host of oral health problems. Some of these issues include:
At Still & Reece Dentistry in Barnwell, SC, we utilize state-of-the-art techniques, the latest in technological advances, and high quality biocompatible materials to create the perfect teeth replacement for your smile.
For patients who are missing a single tooth, or 2-3 teeth in a row, crown and bridgework may offer you an affordable smile solution. This restorative dental option is also called a dental bridge or simply “crown and bridge.” Crown and bridgework is a fairly straightforward solution to make your smile whole again. The middle part of the bridge holds the replacement teeth. On either side are crown that are placed on the real teeth on either side of the gap. Our Barnwell general dentists will prepare those teeth so that the crowns fit snugly, looking like a natural part of your smile line. Crown and bridgework can be permanently bonded, or uses as a removable partial denture.
At Still & Reece Dentistry, our experience dentists may recommend partial dentures for patients with more than a few missing teeth, but who also have several real teeth remaining. Partial dentures can be clipped into place by metal clasps that fit around your natural teeth, or in some cases, attached to metal fixtures (dental implants) embedded into your jawbone. Partial dentures are molded and then custom-made to fit into your smile exactly right, so that all people see is the gorgeous in your new grin!
A full set of dentures is created for patients who have total tooth loss (edentulism) in the upper and lower arches. At our general dentistry practice in Barnwell, our experienced dentists will help you eat, speak, and smile again—with beautiful and natural-looking dentures. We work with trusted dental lab partners to create all your teeth replacements, and we take special care to ensure your new smile is one that you will be proud to show off. Dentures can be worn with traditional adhesives, or we can create implant-retained dentures for you. Implant-retained dentures are attached to fixtures that are embedded into your jaw, which prevents bone loss and ensure a nice, snug fit of your dentures.
Dental implants are optimal teeth replacement solutions for many reasons. Because the metal fixtures that are placed into your jawbone by an oral surgeon closely mimic tooth roots, the fixtures prevent bone loss and stabilize your jaw. Dental implants can replace a single tooth—or be used to replace all your teeth. Implant-retained dentures are a great compromise. The implants allow you to have “tooth roots,” but you only need a few well-placed fixtures to securely hold your partial or full dentures. At our Barnwell dental practice, we can restore your fixtures with beautiful crowns or other teeth replacement options.
Still & Reece Dentistry endeavor to provide our patients natural-looking restorations for their missing teeth. We offer crown and bridge, partial and full dentures, and dental implant restorations. Call us today for your smile consultation!