Missing Teeth: The Facts

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It can be embarrassing to smile if you have a missing tooth. Similarly, you might sometimes have a hard time eating or chewing or making certain sounds because of a missing tooth. If you have this problem, you probably know that there are many solutions that could benefit you. Still, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our dentist quickly if you’re missing a tooth because a missing tooth can actually cause fairly serious issues.

Would you be surprised to learn that missing a tooth could actually lead to bad breath? Similarly, if you’re missing any of your pearly whites, you may struggle to keep your smile clean. Unfortunately, this could leave you more susceptible to issues such as gum disease and tooth decay. Furthermore, a gap in your smile will cause your teeth to move and shift.

Luckily, while there are quite a few problems you could face, there are also a number of restoration options that might help you. As you may already know, different restoration options could be useful for different dental circumstances. In fact, a dental implant might be useful to you if you’re interested in an extremely durable and lasting option. Dentures are another useful option for individuals who are interested in replacing several missing teeth. If you’d like to replace several consecutive teeth, a dental bridge may be the best choice for you. Regardless of the solution you decide on, your restoration will help you speak clearly and chew comfortably again.

To hear more about the care you can receive from our team in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, please give Petchalonis Dental & Associates a call at 215-732-3350. Our dentist, Dr. Anthony Petchalonis, and our team will be happy to address any of your questions. We’re eager to receive your call.