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Village Smile Care, 1730 Springdale St. Mt Horeb, WI 53572
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Missing Teeth

At Village Smile Care, we understand the impact missing teeth can have on your confidence and oral health. Whether you’ve lost a tooth due to injury, decay, or other factors, addressing missing teeth is crucial for maintaining proper dental function and aesthetics. 

Causes of Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can result from various factors, including:

  • Dental Trauma: Mouth injuries can cause teeth to be knocked out or fractured.
  • Tooth Decay: Individuals may be inclined to damage the tooth structure, necessitating extraction.
  • Gum Disease: Advance periodontal disease can destroy teeth and cause tooth loss supporting tissues and bone.
  • Genetic Factors: Individuals may be inclined to certain dental conditions that increase the risk of missing teeth. Poor dental hygiene causes tooth decay, gum disease, and eventual loss.

Identifying the underlying cause of your missing teeth is essential for determining the most appropriate recovery plan for your smile and mouth.

Consequences of Missing Teeth

The consequences of missing teeth extend beyond cosmetic concerns and can impact various aspects of your oral health and quality of life, including:

  • Difficulty Chewing: Lack of teeth might make it hard to bite and chew properly, leading to dietary restrictions and nutritional deficiencies.
  • Speech Impairment: Gaps in your smile can affect speech clarity and pronunciation, causing difficulty with certain sounds.
  • Bone Loss: The absence of tooth roots can lead to bone resorption in the jawbone, which may result in changes to facial structure and contribute to a prematurely aged appearance.
  • Shifting of Adjacent Teeth: Surrounding teeth may shift or drift into the space left by the missing tooth, leading to misalignment and bite problems.
  • Loss of Confidence: Aesthetically, missing teeth can cause self-consciousness and negatively impact your confidence in social and professional settings.

Addressing missing teeth promptly is essential for preventing further oral health complications and restoring your smile’s function and aesthetics.

Treatment Options for Missing Teeth

At Village Smile Care, we offer a range of treatment options to replace missing teeth and restore your smile’s attractiveness and function including:

  • Dental Implants: Implants are titanium posts artificial tooth roots that are implanted surgically into the jawbone to satisfy your dental needs. Bridges, dentures, and crown dental restorations that can benefit from having a solid foundation provided by these, offering a permanent and natural-looking solution for missing teeth.
  • Dental Bridges: Dental bridges have one or more prosthetic teeth (pontics) linked to natural teeth or implants that are adjacent to them. They fill in the space that is left by teeth that are absent, restoring chewing function and preventing surrounding teeth from shifting.
  • Dentures: Full or partial dentures are removable prosthetic devices that replace multiple missing teeth.In order to ensure that you are able to speak, eat, and smile with complete assurance, they are uniquely crafted to fit in your mouth in a manner that is both comfortable and secure.
  • Dental Crowns: Crowns can be used to restore individual teeth that are damaged or weakened. They are placed over existing tooth structures or dental implants to improve strength, function, and aesthetics.
  • Implant-Supported Dentures: Implant-supported dentures offer the advantages of dentures while also providing the stability of dental implants. Dental implants enhanced retention and chewing efficiency compared to traditional removable dentures.

Our knowledgeable dental staff will conduct an assessment of your condition during your oral health consultation, review your treatment goals and provide the best option(s) for replacing your missing teeth.

Maintaining Your Smile

After receiving treatment for missing teeth, it’s essential to also practice decent dental hygiene. You should go to the dentist for checkups on a regular basis to ensure the success and duration of your dental restorations. Brushing and flossing daily and scheduling routine professional cleanings and examinations will help keep your smile healthy and beautiful for years to come.

Don’t let missing teeth hold you back from enjoying the benefits of a confident and functional smile. Please schedule a consultation with us at Village Smile Care to explore your options for restoring missing teeth and revitalizing your oral health.

Village Smile Care. 1730 Springdale St. Mt Horeb, WI 53572. Call (608) 437-7645

Office Hours

Monday: 7am to 4:30pm
Tuesday: 7am to 4:30pm
Wednesday: 7am to 4:30pm
Thursday: 8am to 3pm
Friday: By Appointment

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(608) 437-7645

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