What To Do When You Lose Natural Teeth
As children, we lose our baby teeth as a natural part of growing up. However, as adults, 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 problems. You could have difficulties with nutritional intake. Problems talking are a common consequence. Finally, you could risk impacting your smile alignment, or even smile’s stability. You need a dedicated MetLife dentist in Maywood, IL who can provide prosthetic dentistry. Fortunately, Doctors Network can help find a local dentist.
First, we will help connect you to a friendly dentist in your location who accepts your insurance. Once we do, your new dentist can examine your smile to assess your missing teeth. For mild cases, a dental bridge could be placed, addressing one to three lost teeth in a row. For multiple missing teeth, partials could offer a solution and rebuild your smile. Finally, a complete denture could be prescribed. While most complete dentures and partials are removable, they could be stablized with dental implants. Dental implants act as natural teeth, and preserve bone density in your maxilla and mandible and facial structure following tooth loss.
If you live in the Maywood area and have unsightly gaps in your smile, let us know. We can get you started on receiving the tooth replacement you need. A full smile is possible, even if you’ve lost all of your teeth, and even if many years have gone by since that happened!
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