Why Replace Missing Teeth?

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Do you have a missing tooth or teeth? At Sudbury Dental Arts, we offer multiple restorative replacement options for our patients. But why should missing teeth be replaced in the first place?

If the gaps left by missing teeth are not filled soon enough, multiple problems may occur:

  • Tooth loss
  • Bad breath
  • Speech problems
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Bite misalignment
  • Tooth crowding
  • Shifting teeth
  • Facial sagging

Some of the options used to replace missing teeth include:

Dental Implants

This solution involves the implantation of titanium posts which are secured to the jaw bone. After a healing period of 3 to 6 months, an abutment and permanent crown is placed on the post.

Dental Bridges

“Bridging the gap” between teeth to replace a tooth or several teeth, dental bridges are a great restorative solution. Dental implants can also be used to secure dental bridges for a more permanent restoration. This solution also give patients a more natural-looking smile.


Dentures are an excellent option for patients who are missing the upper or lower arch of teeth. Like dental bridges, dentures can be secured using dental implants. This solution improves the form and function of teeth.

Schedule a Missing Teeth Consultation

Call Sudbury Dental Arts at (978) 369-2500. You can also schedule a consultation with our professionals online here.



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