Do you have a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth? You’re not alone. About 35 million people in the United States have missing teeth.
Missing teeth compromise the appearance of teeth as well as their form and function. If the gaps left by missing teeth are not filled soon enough, multiple health and aesthetic problems may arise.
Missing Teeth Problems
Some of the problems that can develop as a result of missing teeth include:
- Shifting Teeth
- Bone Loss
- Speech Issues
- Misaligned Bite
- Crooked Teeth
- Facial Sagging
However, there are several restorative treatment options that can be used to replace teeth comfortably for a fuller and healthier smile.
Treatments for Missing Teeth
Dr. Datta & Associates at Ridgetop Dental Group offer their patients professional dental treatments that can deliver effective results. Some of their restorative treatment options for missing teeth include:
Dental implants essentially act as tooth roots for missing teeth. This procedure utilizes a titanium post which is surgically secured to the jaw bone. For 3 to 6 months, the post is allowed to heal and fuse to the jaw. Then an abutment and permanent crown are attached to form the complete dental implant.
Dental bridges are a great option for patients who want to replace one tooth or several consecutive missing teeth. This solution uses adjacent teeth to secure a dental bridge, also known as a partial denture.
This treatment is best for patients who are missing whole arches of teeth. Dentures can be secured with dental implants for long-lasting results that traditional dentures do not offer. To restore the form and function of teeth, dentures are a great option. With dentures, patients can bite, chew, and speak regularly again.
Schedule an Appointment
Do you want to replace your missing teeth for a fuller smile? Call Ridgetop Dental Group. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.