How To Address a Missing Tooth

attractive stylish woman in yellow dress and straw hat holding daisy flower Dr. Jorge Paez of Nevada Dental Esthetics in Las Vegas, NV, is a restorative and cosmetic dentist that can help with a wide range of dental issues, including missing or extracted teeth. Replacing these teeth is an important step in maintaining oral health and wellness.

Why Should I Replace Missing Teeth?

Replacing missing teeth is essential for several reasons. First, it can help to restore your smile and improve the aesthetics of your face. Missing teeth can also lead to speech impediments, as well as difficulty chewing and eating certain foods. In addition, replacing missing teeth will help maintain the alignment of your remaining teeth and ensure that your bite remains stable and healthy.

What Can Happen if I Do Not Replace the Missing Teeth?

Without proper replacement, the surrounding teeth may begin shifting or tilting into the gap left by a missing tooth, causing further misalignment and dental problems. When you replace a missing tooth with an implant or bridge, the adjacent teeth are prevented from shifting out of place. Therefore, taking steps to replace any missing teeth is vital for maintaining good oral health and function.

In What Ways Can I Replace a Missing Tooth?

At Nevada Dental Esthetics, we offer several ways to replace missing teeth, including dentures, bridges, and implants.

  • Full and partial dentures. Complete dentures replace all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. They are made up of artificial teeth and a gum-colored acrylic base that fits snugly over your gums. Partial dentures only replace one or several teeth, and they are held securely in place with metal clasps that attach to surrounding natural teeth.
  • Dental bridges. Bridges consist of two crowns, which fit over healthy adjacent teeth and hold a false tooth (or set of false teeth) in place between them. The bridge is permanently anchored into the mouth, where it functions just like natural teeth.
  • Dental implants. Implants are titanium posts surgically placed in the jawbone to secure artificial replacement teeth in place permanently. Implants are used to replace one tooth or a full set of teeth.

Call Our Office Today to Request an Appointment With Our Skilled Provider!

No matter which option you choose, the team at Nevada Dental Esthetics can help you find the right solution for your needs. We look forward to helping you enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile once again! Call us today at 702-737-3553 to schedule an appointment and get started on your journey toward a complete and confident smile. We look forward to meeting you at our internationally-recognized dental practice in the Las Vegas, NV, area.

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