Are you self-conscious of your missing tooth or teeth?
Millions of Americans deal with a missing tooth or teeth. Missing teeth not only result in aesthetic problems for patients but oral health problems as well.
It is important to treat missing teeth and fill in the gaps left by missing teeth before increased problems occur. Replacing missing teeth stabilizes remaining teeth and makes it easier for patients to use their teeth.
Problems Caused by Missing Teeth
Some of the problems that are caused by missing teeth include:
- Shifting Teeth
- Crooked Teeth
- Speech Issues
- Difficulty Biting and Chewing
- Misaligned Teeth
- Bone Loss
- Facial Sagging
But what are the benefits of replacing missing teeth?
Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth
Replacing missing teeth:
- Restores Tooth Function
- Benefits Surrounding Teeth
- Helps to Maintain Facial Structure
There are multiple treatments for replacing missing teeth that can effectively treat oral health problems and restore smiles.
Treatments for Missing Teeth
At Westborough Dental Associates, we make it our mission to provide comfortable and effective dental treatment to our patients. Some of the restorative treatments that we offer for missing teeth are listed below:
For patients with a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, this solution is a great option. Dental implants consist of titanium posts which are surgically implanted into the jawbone. After a healing period of 3 to 6 months, the posts are fused to bone tissue. An abutment and dental crown are then attached to each post.
This option is best for patients with one missing tooth or several consecutive missing teeth. Dental bridges can also be secured with dental bridges for a more secure smile.
Patients who are missing arches of teeth can benefit from dentures. Like dental bridges, dentures can be secured with dental implants. Dentures are made of high-quality materials and look and feel like natural teeth.
Schedule an Appointment
Replace your missing tooth or teeth for a fuller and healthier smile. Call Westborough Dental Associates at (508) 342-1519. You can also schedule an appointment with our professionals online here.