Have you ever met someone who’s missing a tooth? Still, you’ve probably heard that you can improve the cosmetic appeal of your teeth and gums by having that tooth replaced. Similarly, did you know that you may struggle with things that were once simple–such as chewing and speaking clearly? If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, you may eventually find other serious issues.
For instance, if you are missing a tooth, your other teeth could shift in your gums. This can reverse any orthodontic work you’ve endured. Did you know that missing teeth could also make it more difficult for you to remove bacteria and food particles from your pearly whites? Unfortunately, this means you will be more likely to have gum disease and tooth decay—which could leave your mouth more vulnerable to chronic bad breath and tooth loss.
Fortunately, there are several restoration options that you may want to consider. For instance, you probably know that a dental implant could help you deal with missing teeth. This important restoration is very durable and quite easy to replace if damaged. You could also consider dentures or partial dentures, which could be useful for replacing multiple missing teeth. Finally, you could also consider a dental bridge to help with consecutive missing teeth. Fortunately, each of these different options is made to look and made to function like your other natural teeth.
If you would like to learn more about how you can deal with a missing tooth in Pulaski, Tennessee, or to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Nathan Owens, please feel free to give Owens Family & Cosmetic Dentistry a call at (931) 277-4666. We’ll be happy to assess your smile and help you decide on the best option you should consider. We’re eager to receive your call!