What To Do For Missing Teeth

Don’t Go Toothless!

The average adult in the United States has three or more teeth missing by the age of 64. If you too are suffering from tooth loss, the Placerville Dental Group has plenty of reasons for you to seek treatment and correct the problem! Having a mouth full of teeth increases confidence, makes it easier to speak, eat food and even makes you look younger!

See Us First!

If you are missing teeth, come see our local Placerville dentists for a one-on-one consultation. We study your specific needs to improve your smile and dental health. Shifting teeth and bone loss may affect the tooth replacement options available for you. Yet, with all the advances in dental science, no one needs to have missing teeth! Your tooth replacement options might include:

  • Bridges, which do exactly what they sound like. A bridge “bridges the gap” between missing teeth and is anchored to neighboring teeth or implants. They can also be permanent or removable, depending on your needs.
  • Dentures are an option worth considering if you are missing most or all of your teeth in one or both arches. Custom dentures fit securely and comfortably because they are made specifically for you. Today’s dentures have improved immensely and are definitely not your grandma’s dentures. Plus, only a few implants can make a denture even more secure, much more closely mimicking real teeth.
  • Implants are usually the best option when replacing a lost tooth or teeth. This is because implants are the most like natural teeth, since they’re attached to your jawbone. This makes them the most stable and realistic option for tooth replacement, preserving jawbone health and your facial appearance. For more information on implants, see one of our previous articles or pages.

Your Placerville dentists want you to look and feel your best! Missing teeth might happen for various reasons, as we understand, but don’t let that stop you from repairing your smile and functionality! Call or come into to our Placerville dental clinic for a free consultation and let our dentists help you decide the options that are best for you!


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