What To Do About Missing Teeth
As kids, we lose our deciduous teeth as our smile develops. However, in adulthood, losing teeth is often due to injury. Periodontal disease is the number one cause. Since missing teeth at this age isn’t natural, this means problems. You could have difficulties eating. Problems speaking could occur. Finally, you could risk impacting your smile, or even your facial structure. You need a skilled in-network dentist in Hannibal, MO who can provide prosthetic dentistry. Fortunately, Doctors Network can help locate one.
First, we will help connect you to a dedicated dentist near you. After that, your new dentist can examine your smile to diagnose the conditions for your missing teeth. For minor cases, a dental bridge could be placed, restoring smile function. For multiple missing teeth, partials could offer a solution and rebuild your smile. Finally, a complete denture could be crafted and secured. While most complete dentures and partials are removable, they could be supported with dental implants. Dental implants essentially look and function like natural teeth, and stimulate bone preservation in your alveolar bone and facial structure following tooth loss.
If you live in the Hannibal area and have lost your natural teeth, let us know. We can help you get started on receiving the tooth replacement you need. The smile of your dreams is possible, even if you’ve suffered edentulism, and even if many years have elapsed since that happened!
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