What To Do After Losing A Tooth
As children, we lose our deciduous teeth over time. However, as adults, losing teeth is often due to injury. Periodontal disease leads to major tooth loss. Since missing teeth at adulthood isn’t natural, this means oral health complications. You could have problems with nutritional intake. Problems articulating are a common consequence. Finally, you could risk negative changes to your smile, or even your youthful features. You need a professional and friendly in-network dentist in Ritchey, MO who can replace missing teeth. Fortunately, Doctors Network can help find a local dentist.
First, we will help connect you to a skilled dentist in your location who accepts your insurance. Then, your new dentist can examine your smile to understand the factors behind your missing teeth. For mild cases, a dental bridge could be the best option, addressing one to three missing teeth in a row. For several missing teeth, partials could offer a solution and address complicated tooth loss. Finally, a complete set of dentures could be prescribed. While most fulls and partials are removable, they could be secured with dental implants. Dental implants are secured like natural teeth, and prevent negative changes to your alveolar bone and facial structure following losing a tooth.
If you live in the Ritchey area and have unsightly gaps in your smile, let us know. We can help you get started on receiving bridges or dentures. A full smile is possible, even if you’ve suffered edentulism, and even if years have elapsed since that happened!
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