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 if affects the supporting structures around it: gums, neighboring teeth, and jaw bone. Over time the shape of the jaw and fit of the bite can change, leading to difficulty eating and speaking normally as well as a prematurely aged appearance. The risk of decay and gum disease is also raised when teeth are lost.
Worcester, MA dentists Dr. Robert Gauthier and Dr. Meaghan Murray offer treatments for missing teeth to help patients restore dental health with a comfortable, functional smile. Our dentists emphasize the importances of the prompt replacement for the best outcome and widest range of treatment options.
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.
Treatment options can include:
- Dental implants: used to 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 provide 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 or Dr. Murray will work with you to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that restores your quality of life. Give us a call at (508) 687-6579, or request an appointment online today.