What can be done about missing teeth?

What can be done about missing teeth? from Dave S. Carpenter, DDS

By: Dave S. Carpenter, DDS  12/02/2015
Keywords: Root Canal Therapy, Partial Dentures, Dental X-rays

Missing teeth can and should be replaced as soon as possible. Once teeth are lost, the remaining teeth can shift positions and cause bite problems which can lead to further tooth loss. Several options exist for the replacement of missing teeth. Dental implants can be a very effective way of replacing teeth. Typically, an oral surgeon places the titanium implant, and waits 4-6 months for complete healing. After the implants are firmly attached to the bone, the dentist can make replacement teeth on the implant. Conventional bridgework is still the most common method for permanently replacing missing teeth. In this method, existing teeth are utilized to anchor the replacement teeth. The replacement teeth (or pontics) are permanently affixed to the existing teeth by use of crowns. This method has stood the test of time and can produce excellent results. Don't delay when it comes to the replacement of missing teeth.

Keywords: Canal Therapy, Dental Exams, Dental X-rays, Partial Dentures, Porcelain Fixed Bridges, Root Canal Therapy

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