Should You Replace Your Missing Teeth?

There are three main reasons as to why you need to replace missing teeth.

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Should You Replace Your Missing Teeth?

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Houston, Texas

Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

  1. Aesthetic Appeal: Missing teeth detract from your appearance. The gap from a missing tooth can make talking and socializing difficult, reducing your self-confidence. This loss of confidence can hinder job opportunities, relationships, and the ability to enjoy special moments—many report missing out on important life events due to the embarrassment of having a missing tooth.
  2. Impact on Oral Function and Health: Your teeth are essential for eating and speaking. When you lose a tooth, these functions suffer. The absence of even one tooth can severely affect oral health and confidence.
  3. Risk of Misalignment Losing a tooth can lead to misaligned teeth, a condition known as malocclusion. The teeth near the missing tooth can shift into the gap, creating additional dental issues.

Solutions for Replacing Missing Teeth

  1. Dental implants can replace single or multiple teeth or support complete dentures. They act as strong anchors in the jawbone for replacement teeth, offering a permanent solution.
  2. Fixed Bridge A fixed bridge uses crowns on the teeth adjacent to the gap, bridging the space with a false tooth. This option provides a stationary solution to missing teeth.
  3. Removable Partial Dentures These dentures are removable for easy cleaning. While they require an adjustment period, they eventually become comfortable to wear and are a flexible solution to missing teeth.

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” They are all very welcoming, professional and knowledgeable, especially hygienist Loan Pham. I recently got braces and my  teeth look and feel great every time I leave her chair, even now with braces – she’s amazing.”

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