LEARN ABOUT THE WAYS TO REPLACE MISSING TEETH WITH RESTORATIVE DENTIST, DR. MARTY LINDAHL IN KNOXVILLE, TN
Dr. Marty W. Lindahl, Cosmetic Dentist and Restorative Dentist – Ways to Replace Missing Teeth in Knoxville, TN; Alcoa, TN; Farragut TN; and Maryville, TN
Important Tips to Know When Searching for Solutions to Missing Teeth – by Dr. Marty W. Lindahl
At Rolling Hills Dental, we love when our patients ask us about the benefits of restoring their smile after tooth loss. Healthy, happy smiles are our passion! There are many ways to replace missing teeth and we believe each treatment should be tailor-made to best suit the individual patient.
PRO TIP 1: UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS
Each patient’s biology and day-to-day lifestyle is unique, so the first tip when searching for pricing for missing teeth solutions is to know that your dentist is an important part of the design and restoration process of renewing your smile; however it is the dentist’s partnership with the oral surgeon in evaluating each patient’s case that determines what treatment solutions are the best options for each patient’s natural biology in terms of bone structure and other factors.
Choose your dentist based on his or her track-record for success and relationships with oral surgeons and dental labs for optimum and lasting results. At Rolling Hills Dental, we provide a wide range of options to replace missing teeth in Knoxville, TN. Included are three main methods of replacement – dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. We also provide a customized option for patients we refer to as a “hybrid”.
PRO TIP 2: GET A FREE CONSULTATION
There are many ways to replace missing teeth and we believe each treatment should be customized to best fit the individual patient. The best way to determine which treatment is appropriate is to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Lindahl. During this time, the patient will undergo an evaluation to decide which restorative method is best. The evaluation will include talking with Dr. Lindahl about what you would like to achieve with your new dental restoration, whether you prefer something fixed or removable, and in this session we will discuss your financial options. By taking these elements into consideration, our team can support you in making an educated decision towards the best solution for your individual case. We never choose for our patients, we prefer to give patients the information they need to make knowledgeable choices that ensure their long-lasting satisfaction and best health. Click this link to complete our Smile Questionnaire or call (865) 983-4444 to request your free consultation.
PRO TIP 3: KNOW YOUR OPTIONS
When it comes to tooth replacement, a popular choice for full-mouth and partial mouth restorations are dental implants. Dental implants are the current top-rated solution for a permanent option for patients who want a no-fuss way to replace teeth. Implants are titanium posts that are created to act as a tooth root replacement. They are placed in the bone of the jaw and then are restored over the top. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth when restored with a porcelain crown over our recommendation of custom (no aftermarket) abutments to ensure the most comfortable fit.
Some implants may be used to support a dental bridge, while others are made to fit with full dentures to create an implant-supported denture. Sometimes referred to as an overdenture, these dentures are extremely stable, making them the best option for patients who have struggled with keeping traditional dentures in place along the arch. One other benefit of implants is that they prevent bone loss and ensure no decay.
Through the years, I have done numerous “hybrid” teeth-in-a-day restorations to repair work patients have undergone before finding Rolling Hills Dental and asking me to assist them in restoring their smiles. As with all dental restorative cases, I do my best to troubleshoot; however new patients coming to my practice for teeth-in-a-day or all-on-four restorations often express their disappointment and frustration that the popular branded “all-on-four” teeth wear out and break. Even though they can be fixed, this issue is still an emotional and financial nuisance for the patient because of the substantial investment they have already made in the all-on-four method. Teeth-in-a-day hybrid restoration cases most frequently do not show a natural transition, so this method often feels bulky and thick in the mouth, which can cause the patient embarrassing impaired speech issues and a host of other discomforts. Being able to provide an upgrade to the hybrid all-on-four method in order to reduce the frustration of patients seeking relief from these issues is important to me.
What are dental hybrids? Dental Implant Hybrids are not removable and are designed to be “fixed prostheses” supported by implants. Dental Hybrids require 5 or more implants per arch and result in immediate teeth replacement. This is a highly-convenient option for patients desiring long-lasting and immediate results.
For the popular teeth-in-a-day hybrid; the surgery or temporary “teeth-in-a-day” happens in one day, and the restoration of the permanent teeth generally takes 5 or more appointments to complete the implant as the “final bar” hybrid-supported prosthesis.
One major advantage we are able to offer our patients through my relationships with top surgical and lab partners, is the Genisys method of “overnight teeth”: the option to complete their hybrid case in as little as 1-2 appointments without compromising quality, but rather increasing implant healing and decreasing implant failures. This is an excellent solution to provide to patients who are weary of coming in for numerous appointments.
Dentures are the most economical way to replace missing teeth and come in two varieties – partial dentures and full dentures. When patients are missing one tooth or several teeth within the arch, a partial denture may be a wonderful solution. Dr. Lindahl and our team work with top labs to ensure the results are extremely natural-looking, including bio details in design that create a healthy and fresh aesthetic appeal.
Partial dentures have a metal and acrylic framework and can be placed into the dental arch, supported by the existing teeth. Full dentures are made of acrylic and replace the entire arch of teeth, either the top, bottom, or both. Dentures can be held in place with natural suction, dental adhesives, or dental implants for optimum stability. Dentures are often covered in part by dental insurance plans, so they can be a smart financial solution for many.
Dental bridges may be utilized for patients missing one or more teeth in a row. Dental bridges are made of ceramic and are fused with dental crowns on each end. The bridge is held in place by the adjacent teeth as support. The bridge restores the appearance and function of the smile.
To help patients in need of missing teeth solutions access the best treatment, we designed our in-house RHD Advantage Plan to make financing more accessible to patients desiring solutions for missing teeth. Ask us about it!
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Marty W. Lindahl, DDS – Which tooth replacement option is right for me?
Which tooth replacement option is right for me?
There are many ways to replace missing teeth and we believe each treatment should be customized to best fit the individual patient. The best way to determine which treatment is appropriate is to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Lindahl. During this time, the patients you will undergo an evaluation to decide which restorative method is best. The evaluation will include talking with Dr. Lindahl about what you would like to achieve with your new dental restoration, whether you prefer something fixed or removable, and in this session we will discuss your financial options. By taking these elements into consideration, our team can support you in making an educated towards the best solution. We never choose for our patients, we prefer to give patients the information they need to make knowledgeable choices that ensure their long-lasting satisfaction and best health.
Schedule an appointment at Rolling Hills Dental (865) 983-4444
Dr. Marty W. Lindahl of Knoxville, TN is a general, cosmetic, and restorative dentist who provides a variety of services to patients who are interested in enhancing the appearance of their smiles while improving their oral health and wellness. At Rolling Hills Dental, our team of dental professionals are here for you if you want to find out more about your options for restoring tooth loss. Call us today at (865) 983-4444 or visit us at 2625 Old Niles Ferry Rd.