Gateway Dental

Why do I need to replace a missing tooth?

Losing a tooth is devastating to your oral health, not to mention your quality of life. Eating the foods you used to love becomes difficult. You may also feel embarrassed about the appearance of your teeth.

You may think that you can learn to live with a missing tooth; however, it’s important to understand that it’s also impacting your oral health. Your bone begins to deteriorate when you lose a root since it has nothing left to support. This can impact your neighboring teeth and affect your bite.

Without a tooth replacement, your remaining teeth will begin to shift. This contributes to bite misalignment and raises your risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay.

At Gateway Dental, we offer options for replacing missing teeth that can restore your smile, your bite, and your confidence. A dental bridge is ideal for replacing one or more neighboring teeth, while a partial denture can replace multiple missing teeth. A denture is designed to replace a full arch of teeth, and dental implants can be used to replace one or multiple missing teeth.

If you’d like more information about replacing one or more missing teeth, the first place to start is a consultation with Dr. Fruithandler to learn which options are best for your needs.

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