The many causes of missing teeth
There are many ways a person could lose a tooth or teeth. An injury or accident could be to blame. Perhaps lack of proper dental care or hygiene caused a large cavity that could not be restored or gum disease led to bone loss and eventually a tooth. Regardless of how the tooth was lost, we can often find a way to replace it and restore proper function and esthetics.
How do we replace missing teeth?
Frequently, we are asked how to replace missing teeth. Dentistry today provides us with many treatment options to replacing missing teeth and to restore proper function and aesthetics. In many cases, dental implants are the first choice to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Please see our page on dental implants for more information.
A bridge is also a viable option to replace missing teeth. Simply put, a bridge uses the teeth on either side of a missing tooth to “bridge” the space with a fake tooth, often made of porcelain. Visit our page on bridgework for more information.
We can even use implants to create a bridge if you are missing several teeth. We would use the implants as our anchors rather than natural teeth but create a bridge in a similar way to restore the missing teeth.
As there are so many options for replacing missing teeth and each person is unique, if you have further questions, please schedule an appointment and we can see what is possible for you.