Are you missing one or more teeth?
Missing teeth can compromise your oral health and result in increased dental problems. Replacing missing teeth not only gives you a more balanced smile, but can help protect teeth and gums from further damage.
Why replace missing teeth?
Missing teeth may result in these dental and aesthetic problems:
- Facial sagging
- Bone loss
- Crooked teeth
- Speech issues
- Difficulty biting and chewing
- Shifting teeth
Restoring your smile can also restore the form and function of teeth, so schedule a consultation at Payette Dental today to see if you are a candidate for our restorative treatment options.
Treating Missing Teeth
Before treatment, Dr. Brock Hyder will assess your teeth and gums to determine if our restorative treatment options are right for you. Treatments for replacing missing teeth include:
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. Compromised of titanium posts, dental implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone and fuse with bone tissue. After a healing period, each post is capped with an abutment and dental crown. Many patients often forget that they have implants because they are a natural-looking and sturdy restoration.
This solution is great for multiple consecutive missing teeth. Dental implants can also be used to secure dental bridges, and adjacent teeth may provide added support. Dental bridges “bridge the gap” between teeth to support your long-term oral health.
Dentures & Partials
Patients who are missing whole arches of teeth can benefit greatly from dentures and partial dentures. Like dental bridges, dentures can be secured with dental implants for a more permanent restoration. Dentures make it easier for patients to speak, bite, and chew.
Schedule an Appointment
Replace your missing tooth or teeth to improve your oral health. Payette Dental offers treatment to patients whether they are missing one or all of their teeth. Call 208.243.9807 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hyder today.
Missing Teeth FAQs
Do I need to replace a single missing tooth?
Even a single missing tooth can have a big impact on the aesthetics of your face and your oral health. You still experience bone degeneration where the tooth was. This leads to the appearance of a sagging face while the teeth around that one will become jumbled trying to fill that hole. The teeth around the missing one are also more likely to have problems with tooth decay and other issues.
What solution is the best to replace missing teeth?
This is different for every patient. There are many things we consider when we’re restoring missing teeth. First, we look at the number of teeth that are missing and where they’re located in the mouth. We take into consideration your oral health and the status of the remaining teeth. We also make sure to include your budget and whether you’d rather have a temporary restoration or are looking for something permanent. All of these criteria are looked at.
Can I still replace a tooth that’s been missing for a long time?
Teeth can be replaced no matter what, even if it’s been years since the tooth was extracted or has fallen out. We’ll still go through the same process to make sure you get the perfect restoration for your unique needs.