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Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

Dental Services in Prairieville, LouisianaMany patients visit our Prairieville, LA dentist office looking to learn more about how they should care for their smile following tooth loss. If you are missing one or more teeth, it’s important to contact your family dentist and pursue tooth replacement options. Tooth replacement is essential for restoring the look, feel, and function of your natural smile. Learn more about why you should replace your missing teeth below:

Cosmetic Concerns

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. It’s important to feel confident about showing off your smile. Otherwise, you may find yourself avoiding laughing or speaking in public. This hinders your personal and professional success. We would hate to see our patients suffering from the self-esteem issues that often come with missing teeth. When you look your best, you are more likely to feel confident enough to achieve your goals. This is why we take your cosmetic concerns very seriously and are here to help you restore your natural smile aesthetics following tooth loss. Our office offers dental implants, dental bridges, dentures, and partials as potential tooth replacement options. Depending on the needs of your dental health and the aesthetic goals that you have for your smile, Dr. Bailey will recommend which tooth replacement option will best work for you. Regardless of the option you choose, we will ensure that your smile is restored and that you leave our office looking your best.

Functionality Concerns

When you are missing one or more teeth, your smile is not able to perform like it used to. This makes chewing and speaking more difficult for you and for your remaining dental structures. Unintended pressure points on your remaining dental structures may cause unwanted additional dental damages. This is because all of your remaining dental structures must make up for the loss of your missing tooth or teeth. By replacing a missing tooth, you are ensuring the overall longevity of your dental health. Often, patients who have not replaced missing teeth will develop issues like gum disease or even TMJ disorders. TMJ disorders occur when your bite pattern is unbalanced, and therefore straining your jaw joints. Because of the multiple functionality concerns that are likely to develop the longer you wait to replace a missing tooth, we recommend pursuing tooth replacement options sooner rather than later.

Schedule An Appointment with Restorative Dentist Dr. Bailey

Absolute Quality Care welcomes you to join our growing dental care family and experience the difference that our personalized approach can offer for your patient experience. Please schedule an appointment to learn more about your tooth replacement options for missing teeth. We look forward to seeing you very soon.