Do you ever struggle to show your smile because you have a missing tooth? Have you noticed that you have a hard time eating or that you struggle to make different sounds? Fortunately, if you are suffering from any of these issues, there are many options you can consider. Did you know that not replacing your missing teeth could lead to a wide number of issues?
For instance, if you are missing a tooth, you may be experiencing chronic bad breath. Similarly, a missing tooth will also make your smile much more difficult to clean. Unfortunately, this can leave you vulnerable to problems such as gum disease. If you’re missing a tooth, your other teeth will eventually shift. You could also suffer from bone loss in your jaw, which—if not treated—will eventually lead to tooth loss.
Luckily, there are a number of solutions you may want to consider when replacing a missing tooth. For example, our dentist may recommend a dental bridge if you’re missing several teeth. A dental implant is another option you may want to consider if you are interested in having an extremely durable and lasting restoration. Partial dentures are another options that can help if you’re missing consecutive teeth. Any of these dental options can match your other teeth and help restore your ability to chew properly and speak comfortably.
If you would like to learn more about replacing a missing tooth in Bakersfield, California, please give David B. Peterson, DDS a call at 661-587-7002. Our dentist, Dr. David Peterson, and our team will gladly answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!