Missing teeth are a common dental problem often resulting from untreated gum disease. Not only do missing teeth mar your smile, you may have difficulty speaking and chewing. Missing teeth may make your bite feel uncomfortable. Several cosmetic dentistry treatments can replace your missing tooth, which is important to both the appearance and function of your teeth.
Many cosmetic dentistry treatments are equally important to the appearance and function of your teeth. At Drs. Chin & Pharar Dentistry, we provide experienced and caring cosmetic dentistry to Las Vegas and the surrounding Nevada areas.
Replacing Missing Teeth
To replace a missing tooth, your cosmetic dentistry options are:
Dental implants are the most durable, permanent tooth replacement option. Dental implants are secured in your jaw, so the implant will not move or slip out of place, providing a solid foundation for chewing and speaking.
When dental implants are not an option, dentures or partial dentures can replace multiple missing teeth. Dentures are removable artificial teeth providing a natural-looking, effective way to replace teeth.
A dental bridge consists of an artificial tooth anchored to surrounding teeth with a dental crown.
Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
Replacing missing teeth is much more than an aesthetic issue alone. Missing teeth may cause you to feel embarrassed and hesitant to show your smile, but missing teeth also:
- Lead to deterioration of the bone beneath your teeth
- Make it difficult to chew
- Make it difficult to speak and articulate
- Cause other teeth to tilt and drift into a crooked position
- May make you more vulnerable to TMJ disorders
By replacing your missing teeth, you can smile confidently once again, and enjoy the function and comfort of healthy teeth.
If you are missing teeth and would like to restore your smile with cosmetic dentistry, please contact the experienced Las Vegas, Nevada cosmetic dentists at Drs. Chin & Pharar Dentistry to schedule a consultation.