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Few things can make you feel as self-conscious than missing teeth. If you’re tired of people asking you to smile when they take your picture and you’re sick of having to hide your mouth when you laugh or figuring out creative ways to hide the spaces in your smile, then maybe it is time to talk with our dentist, Dr. Mark Warner about filling in your smile.

There are good reasons to replace missing teeth beyond improving your appearance. If you have missing teeth, plaque and bacteria have extra places to accumulate in your mouth. Without a complete smile, you can’t eat or speak as effectively as you could. On top of that, your remaining teeth will have room to shift, which can cause further damage to your oral health.

There are three main ways to replace missing teeth. The first is with dental implants. Implants replace your entire tooth, including the root which helps to strengthen your jaw bone. They can also be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth. But keep in mind that implants aren’t for everyone. You will need healthy gums and jawbones to support your implants, and there are certain medical conditions that may keep you from getting them.

Dentures are also very effective replacements, but not everyone feels comfortable wearing them, and they have to be cleaned every night.

A dental bridge may be a good compromise between implants and dentures. Dentures are permanently fixed tooth replacements that are attached to crowns placed on your teeth.

If you have missing teeth and you live in the city, state area, you can call phone to schedule your visit to practice name. We’ll be happy to help you find the right tooth replacement for you.