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Missing Teeth

Missing Teeth Replaced | Waterville, Maine, General & Family Dentistry

Most will experience the loss of a tooth, or multiple teeth, at some point in their lives. The loss of a tooth can have negative consequences for gum health and the shape of your face.

Missing teeth can also affect both speech and eating, making chewing food more difficult. With time, the remaining teeth can shift and bone loss can occur.

What Are My Options To Replace A Missing Tooth?

First off, it depends on where you are with the loss of your tooth. Is it dead or dying and needs to come out? Also, has it been lost recently or for a longer period of time?

The average American adult aged 20-64 is dealing with at least three or more missing teeth. So, you’re not alone. But, with advances in the science of dentistry in recent years, there’s no need to suffer. Here are some options if you’re dealing with missing teeth in Waterville, Maine, and surrounding areas. 

Dental Bridges

Either removable or fixed in place, dental bridges replace one or more teeth and are anchored to adjacent teeth.

Dentures

If your loss of teeth has gotten to the point where you have few teeth left, partial or complete dentures may be the route to a happier smile for you.

Dental Implants

Very similar to natural teeth, dental implants replace missing teeth and last for years.

Ready To Rebuild Your Smile?

Want another statistic geared toward making you feel okay about missing teeth? The average American loses 12 permanent teeth to trauma, tooth decay and/or gum disease by the age of 50.

While this affects your smile, on a more functional level it can also affect your bite and weaken the jawbone. We’re not going to let that happen, though. Your Waterville dentist is highly skilled in filling vacant space with dental bridges, dentures, or dental implants.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Their Experience.

A Rating on Google

5/5
Under new leadership and great improvements. Dr Choe is great, quick, and does a great job explaining things.​
Jared B.
5/5
Dr. Choe and the rest of his team are friendly and knowledgeable. The service has been fantastic at all of my visits. I would highly recommend booking an appointment!
Katherine L.
5/5
I was very impressed with everyone at the office. They were so sweet and very welcoming! It’s always nice to go to a dentist where they care about your well being. I highly recommend Waterville Family Dentistry!
Salem H.
5/5
Dr.Choe was amazing! 10/10 would recommend! This office gives you many options in order for you to get your prime dental care, without making you feel pressured into anything. Dr. Choe goes makes sure you understand your own treatment plan, and treats you with genuine kindness. I felt at home here and would highly recommend! I will be coming back for further treatment & cleanings! Staff was kind as well, and collaborated to make my experience as smooth as possible.
Kelsey T.
5/5
I am 53, and I have experienced many dentists in my lifetime. I have hated all of my experiences, so this review is a BIG DEAL because I had to go to Dr. Choe to get 3 fillings done, and he fixed the problem very expediently and with empathy to my nervousness, and I left feeling extremely happy with his results! Dr. Choe is the best dentist I have ever had to see, and I am forlorn that it took so long in my life to actually have a pleasant experience.
Paul B.

Your first visit won’t be your last.

We look forward to having you join our family here at Waterville Family Dentistry!