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.
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.
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.
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