Are you missing one or more teeth?
Missing teeth are a common dental concern that we treat at Esthetic Dental Solutions. Patients with missing teeth not only suffer from cosmetic insecurities with their smiles but also functionality issues with their teeth, gums, and jaw. As your trusted restorative dentist in Alpharetta, GA, Dr. Hedlund provides dental bridges and dental implants to patients with missing teeth. Depending on your needs and desires for your smile restoration, Dr. Hedlund can give you the perfect tooth restoration and leave you feeling confident in your smile. If you are missing one or more teeth, please schedule an appointment online today or call us at 678-228-8589 for more information on your tooth replacement options.
Missing Teeth: What You Need To Know
Missing teeth cause a variety of issues against the longevity of your dental health. You may notice you experience facial soreness, tooth shifting, or jaw pain if you are missing teeth. This is because when you are missing one or more teeth, your other teeth and mouth muscles must compensate for that. Any additional wear or strain applied to your surrounding teeth and mouth muscles are only setting you up for further tooth loss and dental complications. It is important to seek out your tooth replacement options as soon as you can to avoid more extensive dental work in the future.
Missing Teeth: What You Can Do
Missing teeth can be replaced in a variety of methods. Dental implants are our most popular tooth replacement option as they give you the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth. The dental implant involves fusing a post for the implant into your jawbone. As this post heals, it acts as the roots of your replacement tooth and allows you to utilize your replacement tooth just as you would with a regular tooth.
Dental bridges are also a good option for tooth replacement. A dental bridge can be used when replacing one or several consecutive teeth. Dental bridges require the support of surrounding teeth to hold the prosthetic tooth in its space.