Missing Teeth

Are your missing teeth problems causing you health problems? Are you looking for ways to fix a missing front tooth?

Missing teeth are more than just a cosmetic concern. Missing teeth can pose a threat to your oral health and may even affect the function of your teeth and jaw. Finding the appropriate solution to restore your missing teeth can improve your oral health and reduce the risk of developing more complex dental problems. Your dentist in Sudbury MA provides solutions for missing teeth at Sudbury Dental Arts.

Missing teeth can lead to other complications if they are not addressed if they are not appropriately addressed. If left untreated, missing teeth can lead to bone deterioration which may result in facial sagging. Patients who don’t replace their missing teeth are also at greater risk for additional tooth loss and sitting teeth. In some cases, missing teeth may even lead to gum recession and gum disease. Replacing missing teeth can help restore your confidence and your smile.

At Sudbury Dental Arts we offer a full range of tooth replacement options including dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures or partials. Your Sudbury Dental Arts dentist can work with you to determine which kind of tooth replacement options will best suit your cosmetic goals and dentistry needs. After an extensive comprehensive exam and review of your medical history, we will develop a personalized treatment plan to restore your smile.


Treatment For Missing Teeth in Sudbury, MA

There are several long-lasting, effective solution for missing teeth. The chosen replacement option will depend on the location, number, and conditions of your missing teeth. We will also review your lifestyle, budget, and cosmetic goals before deciding on your ideal treatment. At Sudbury Dental Arts we can create custom-made tooth restoration options that offer natural-looking, long-lasting results. Our dental care team can help you make an informed decision that fits your dental needs.

  • Dental Bridge: A dental bridge can be used to replace one or more missing. Traditionally a dental bridge is supported by two adjacent teeth. For a more secure solution, a dental bridge can be secured using dental implants.
  • Dentures and Partials: Dentures can be used to replace a full arch of missing teeth. Partials can be used to replace either the top or bottom full arch of missing teeth. Traditionally, dentures and partials are removable appliances; however, patients have the option of securing their dentures or partials with dental implants.
  • Dental Implants: Dental implants are one of the most natural-looking and effective tooth replacement options on the market today. Dental implants are a replica of your natural tooth root that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. Dental implants also encourage natural bone growth and help stabilize the bite.

Schedule A Consultation

If you are missing one or more teeth, contact our Sudbury, MA dental office, or schedule an appointment online. We offer a full range of tooth replacement options to restore health and beauty back to your smile. Our experienced dental care team can work with you one on one to find the right solution for you.

Missing Teeth FAQs

A dental implant supported dental restoration is the next best solution after natural teeth. They are the only available solution that will mimic real teeth. The implant will act as the tooth root to provide enough stimulation for the jaw bone to prevent bone loss. This will preserve the natural shape of your face and save you from premature aging. They are also the most durable solution allowing you to eat a normal diet without restrictions. With a very high success rate, dental implants will look and feel like your real teeth.

Do I have to replace my missing teeth?

If you choose not to replace your missing tooth, even if it is just one tooth, this will have many negative consequences on your oral health and self-esteem. People with missing teeth are often too embarrassed to speak, eat or laugh in front other people. Your oral health will suffer because when there is a gap in a row of teeth, the surrounding teeth will begin to shift towards the gap. This will affect your bite and possibly lead to a painful TMJ disorder. Chewing certain foods and keeping your teeth properly cleaned can be difficult. Missing lead have been known to cause tooth decay and gum disease.

Is there a temporary solution for a missing tooth?

If you are not ready to commit to a more permanent solution for your missing tooth, we do offer a temporary restoration. Typically, for a single missing tooth, we use a “flipper” to temporarily replace the tooth. Essentially, this is a denture tooth that is attached to a denture base and is removable. Eventually, we recommend having a dental implant surgically placed in the void. It will secure a dental crown and prevent bone loss in the jaw by replacing the missing tooth root.