What to Do if You Have Missing Teeth

Having one or more missing teeth can put a damper on your confidence and cut down on your chewing power. Missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to move around. Having missing teeth can also lead to bone loss because chewing, which keeps the bone beneath the tooth healthy and strong, is no longer occurring.

So what do you do if you have missing teeth? The good news is that advances in dentistry provide more options for replacing missing teeth than ever. Finding the best option for you requires that your dentist make an accurate assessment of the overall condition of your teeth, gums and surrounding bone and tissue.

The doctors at the Brush and Floss Center are highly experienced at evaluating your dental situation and helping you find the best solution to replacing missing teeth. Using state-of-the-art techniques and materials, they have provided thousands of people with natural looking, aesthetic and functional teeth restorations.

Modern tooth replacement

Although treatment plans to replace missing teeth are highly individualized, many include implants. An implant is a titanium post that replaces a tooth root and can be capped with a natural looking crown, denture or bridge to replace one or more missing teeth.

We often recommend implants because they:

  • look natural and aesthetic
  • stabilize dentures and bridges
  • keep the surrounding teeth from shifting
  • help prevent bone loss beneath the missing teeth
  • restore chewing power so you can enjoy your favorite foods

Here are some ways that implants can be used:

  • to replace a single tooth
  • to support a full arch of fixed dentures
  • to support a full arch of removable dentures
  • to support a bridge or series of bridges that replace several teeth in a row

When you are missing several teeth, it may not be necessary to have each tooth replaced with an implant. Dr. Hoos is highly knowledgeable about the various options that are available.

Click here to see the different ways implants can replace one or more missing teeth.

Come and see Dr. Hoos for a Free Dental Implant Consultation. He will help you find out which tooth replacement option is best suited to your needs, lifestyle and budget.

Call 203.378.9500 to make an appointment or click here to request an appointment online.