Do you have missing teeth that are causing issues? Looking for tooth replacement options in Worcester MA?
Missing teeth are more than a cosmetic concern. Affecting your sense of confidence, they can lead to more complex dental problems and affect overall health and well being. When a tooth is lost, it affects the supporting structures around it: gums, neighboring teeth, and jaw bone. Over time, the shape of the jaw and bite position can change, leading to difficulty eating, speaking normally, and an aged appearance. The risk of decay and gum disease is also raised when teeth are lost.
Worcester, MA dentist, Dr. Robert Gauthier offers treatments for missing teeth. We help patients restore dental health, and create comfortable, functional smiles. Our dentists emphasize the importance of prompt replacement for the best outcome. If you address this issue early, you will have the widest range of treatment options available. Wait too long, and your options can decrease.
Treatment for Missing Teeth
Your Russell Street dentist will perform a comprehensive examination of your entire occlusal system: gums, jaw joints, and remaining teeth. Evaluating the overall function of your occlusal system is an important part of providing results that restore a natural, comfortable smile. Russell Street Dental Associates will recommend the most suitable option for your unique dental health, cosmetic goals and budget. We will never recommend unnecessary treatments and always consult with you before any treatment begins.
Treatment options can include:
- Dental implants: Used to permanently replace a missing tooth or to secure a denture. Dental implants function much like a natural tooth and offer many benefits for patients.
- Dental bridge: Used to replace one or several lost teeth. A dental bridge will be custom fit to fill in the “gap” left by a lost tooth and restore normal function
- Dentures and partial dentures: Today’s cosmetic dentures can be permanently secured with dental implants for a great result that also improves dental health.
Schedule A Consultation
If you have missing teeth, schedule an appointment with your dentist at Russell Street Dental Associates in Worcester, MA. Dr. Gauthier will work with you to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile for great long-term dental health. Give us a call at (508) 687-6579, or request an appointment online today.