Replace Missing Teeth
We often see patients who have experienced tooth loss or may have poor oral health, and the only solution is a tooth extraction. No matter if you have experienced tooth loss due to decay, gum disease, a medical condition, injury, or trauma, it can be upsetting. Some patients want to discuss their tooth replacement options as soon as possible, while others need some time to process. While we are always sympathetic to our patients’ feelings, we always feel teeth should be replaced as soon as possible.
Why Replace Your Missing Tooth?
Although each individual tooth is a separate component inside the mouth, the teeth all work together as one unit. When one tooth is missing, it changes the jobs of the surrounding teeth. A missing tooth can change the alignment of the teeth, the way you bite, chew your food and even talk. You may not notice an immediate difference, but the longer you are missing a tooth, the greater chance you have of experiencing an issue. When a tooth is missing, it can lead to problems such as:
- Teeth that shift out of place or turn and rotate
- Difficulty eating and chewing
- Faster wear of enamel on teeth
- Deterioration of the jawbone
- Change in face shape or drooping facial muscles
- Change in speech
Choosing a Tooth Replacement Option
Dealing with tooth loss in itself can be emotional, but for some patients, choosing a tooth replacement option can be confusing and overwhelming. We care deeply about our patients and will always make recommendations that we feel are best for their oral health. Following an examination and an in-depth discussion about your needs, lifestyle and budget, we will make a recommendation. We are here to answer any questions you may have about the treatment, recovery time, and what to expect after the treatment is completed. We may recommend a treatment such as:
- Dental implants
- Implant supported dentures
- New Teeth in One Day
- Fixed implant bridges
If you are in need of a tooth replacement and would like more information about which treatment plan is best for you, please contact our office located in St. Marys, GA. We look forward to helping you with your dental needs soon.