What To Do After Losing A Tooth
As kids, we lose our primary teeth as our smile develops. However, in adulthood, losing teeth is caused by oral health issues. The advanced stage of gum disease is the number one cause. Since missing teeth at adulthood isn’t natural, this means oral health complications. You could have difficulties eating. Problems talking clearly may develop. Finally, you could risk damages to your smile, or even your youthful features. You need an experienced Blue Cross Blue Shield dentist in South Bend, IN who can correct your tooth loss. Fortunately, Doctors Network can help you on the road to a full smile.
First, we will help connect you to a dentist in your location who accepts your insurance. Then, your new dentist can inspect your smile to assess your tooth loss. For less severe cases, a dental bridge could be the best option, addressing one to three lost teeth in a row. For multiple missing teeth, partial dentures could offer a solution and restore bite function. Finally, a complete set of dentures could be prescribed. While most complete dentures and partial dentures are removable, they could be supported with multiple dental implants. Dental implants act as natural teeth, and prevent negative changes to your mandible and maxilla and facial structure following tooth loss.
If you live in the South Bend area and have lost your natural teeth, let us know. We can help you get started on receiving bridges or dentures. A full smile is possible, even if you’ve suffered complete tooth loss, and even if many years have elapsed since that happened!
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