Replacing Missing Teeth
A missing tooth may not seem like a big concern to some, however if not addressed, it can lead to a chain of events that severely compromises dental health.
If left untreated, teeth can shift into the gap created by the missing tooth, causing other teeth to drift apart, leaving them more prone to decay. It can compromise the occlusion (the bite) which often leads to accelerated bone loss and tooth wear and ultimately changes the structure of your face, undermining the aesthetics of youth. Excessive wear can also cause TMJ syndrome ie a cycle of issues including jaw joint pathology, facial muscle pain, and further bite issues.
As the consequences of missing teeth progress, the needed treatment becomes more involved resulting in greater expense. Its best to address the situation sooner than later!
There are 3 methods to replace missing teeth: Dental Implants, Fixed Bridges, and Full or Partial Removable Dentures.
See Procedures list for more info about each method.
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