Missing teeth can affect the way your smile looks, and even interfere with the health of the other teeth in the mouth. Just one missing tooth can cause bone loss or teeth to shift out of place as they drift into the open area. By replacing the missing teeth in a timely manner, patients can preserve their chewing and speech functions, as well as protect other teeth in the mouth.
What types of tooth replacement options are available?
Talk to your dentist about what options you’re a candidate for. Often, there is not only one way to replace a missing tooth. The health of your existing teeth, bone levels, budget, and personal preferences will all play a key part in deciding the type of treatment that you choose.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Mac Worley, Mountain View Oral Surgery and Dental Implants
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