Are your missing teeth causing you more dental issues? Missing even one tooth compromises the health and stability of your entire smile.
Replace your missing teeth in the “smile zone” as soon as possible. When you lose a tooth, it compromises teeth alignment and bite function. Teeth are susceptible to damage or shifting without this root structure, thus causing more complex dental health concerns. Replacing lost teeth as soon as possible can prevent further deterioration of your oral health.
Dr. Uttma Dham is your dentist near you in Plantation, FL that can replace missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth can prevent the development of subsequent oral health concerns. Today, patients can choose from dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures to replace lost teeth. Modern dental restorations allow patients to enjoy a more beautiful, confident smile and improved oral health.
Replacing missing teeth can prevent:
- Gum disease
- Additional tooth loss
- Teeth from shifting
- Bone loss
- Facial sagging
- Jaw pain
- Reduced bite function
Replacing Missing Teeth Plantation, FL
Dr. Dham is a member of the International Congress of Implantologists. She commits over 80 hours a year to continuing education including courses to advance her skills in the field of implant dentistry. Whenever possible, Dr. Dham will recommend that patients replace their teeth with the support of dental implants for their long-term oral health benefits. Dr. Dham offers different options for replacing teeth that fit a diverse range of cosmetic goals and budgets.
Westside Dental Center provides every patient with attentive care and a personalized treatment plan to address their missing teeth. Your dentist will determine your treatment choices on several factors. Factors such as a patient’s overall oral health, bone density, and personal goals. We are a judgment-free dental office, that dedicates each day to maintaining your oral health as healthy as possible.
- Missing a single tooth: Dr. Dham can replace a tooth with a single dental implant. Your dentist can place a single implant into the root socket to mimics the natural tooth structure. Then, she caps the dental implant with a custom-designed dental crown. The final restoration will look and function like a real permanent tooth. There is no extra care with maintaining a dental implant.
- Missing multiple teeth: For patients with several consecutive missing teeth, a dental bridge may be the best treatment choice. Your dentist can attach a dental bridge to adjacent healthy teeth, or anchor it in place using dental implants.
- Missing a full arch of teeth: Dentures replace a full arch of missing teeth. Modern dentures at our office look and feel more like natural teeth than ever before. Your dentist can secure a denture using dental implants to improve stability, comfort, and promote better oral health.
Missing Teeth FAQs
What problems can a missing tooth cause?
In some cases, one missing tooth can cause the rest of the teeth to shift in order to fill the gap. Minor shifts in your teeth will influence tooth alignment. Crooked teeth may also be more difficult to floss and clean. This may lead to gum disease and tooth loss, due to difficulties in removing plaque.
Does losing teeth affect your health?
If you wait long to replace a missing tooth, your risk of gum disease increases. There are a number of other serious health problems that gum disease can cause as well, such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and cancer.
Does losing teeth shorten your life?
Studies have shown that tooth loss can shorten one’s life expectancy. This is because of all the effects mentioned above. It is important to take care of your teeth to maintain your overall health.
We Welcome New Patients
If you are missing teeth, contact Westside Dental Center. Our dentist’s office is a modern and welcoming dentist office in Plantation, FL. We invite patients from communities in and around Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Sunrise, and Davie to visit us at our patient-focused, welcoming dental care practice. To learn how comprehensive, personalized dentistry can help improve your smile, contact our Plantation FL dentist office at (954) 251-0640 or request an appointment online today.