The Truth About Your Missing Tooth

Some Benefits Of Fixing Missing Tooth Issues

We know how embarrassing it can be to be missing a tooth. We also know how difficult it can be to visit your dentist after a long layoff from visiting. We are here to let you know that you don’t have to be embarrassed. We are here to help. When you are experiencing a missing tooth or missing teeth, waiting even longer to get it fixed is only going to make it worse.

Having a missing tooth can end up putting your healthy teeth in danger. There are plenty of benefits that come with correcting your missing teeth. Here are some of them:

  • You get to restore your smile and regain your confidence.
  • You get to correct any chewing issues you have as a result of the missing teeth.                  
  • You get to retain the natural shape of your face.
  • You get to correct your bite’s function.
  • You can keep your healthy and remaining teeth from shifting.

    There are so many benefits that make it more than worth it. It could be time to give your dentist in Puyallup a call.

    Some Of The More Common Tooth Replacement Options

    The optimal solution is going to differ based on your personal needs. However, there are numerous options to choose from. Here are a few:

    A Single Dental Implant

    A dental implant can be one of the best restorations to opt for when you have a missing tooth. Getting an implant will deliver the most natural result. The implant will act just like the tooth you lost and affix to your tooth’s natural roots. This ensures that your jawbone doesn’t lose density. This can help to retain the natural shape of your jaw structure and keep your remaining healthy teeth from getting negatively affected.

    With a tooth implant, you will get a customized tooth-colored crown that is going to function much like your missing tooth. It will help you continue eating foods you loved to eat before you lost your tooth. When well-maintained, a tooth implant can be long-lasting if not a lifetime solution.

    Dental Bridge

    A dental bridge is something that can close the gap created when you lose several teeth or a single tooth. You will get the dental bridge made custom to your needs. The bridge will rely on your adjacent healthy teeth to support it. These teeth will essentially be used as anchors for your false tooth/teeth which will then fill the subsequent gap. You could have the bridge supported by an implant, but the optimal solution would change based on your personal needs.

    This is typically the most common solution when you are missing several teeth. If so, dentures could be a good option. Dentures can help restore your smile so you can regain the confidence you once had. Dentures can be used to replace teeth in all quadrants of your mouth. This includes the upper and lower sections of your mouth. They can be customized to look natural and aesthetically identical to your natural teeth.

    You can call Johns Family and Implant Dentistry to get your free consultation. We can assess your oral health to figure out the best solution to solve your missing tooth or teeth problem. We will create an optimized treatment plan that works with your smith and your respective budget. We look forward to seeing you soon!