If you’re missing teeth, Lone Star Periodontics can help! There are many exciting new therapies and treatments for replacing missing teeth, whether you’re missing one or several teeth.
If you’re like most of our Austin patients who come to us with missing teeth, you know all about the pain, and sometimes embarrassment, that comes with missing teeth. What you might not know is that there are structural concerns as well (some of them serious) that can affect your oral health for years to come if not corrected.
Here are a few (not all) of the long-term effects of missing teeth:
- Pain from misalignment
- Adjacent Teeth “Drifting”
- Difficulty in cleaning, which leads to more problems
The set of teeth you were born with are the only set you get, so the longer you can maintain them in your head, the better. That’s our focus at Lone Star Periodontics, and we help people with missing teeth every day. Since one of the primary facets of Periodontics is the study of the support structures of teeth, you get the expertise you need when helping you deal with missing teeth to both ensure the health of the surrounding teeth and also correct the original problem as much as possible.
We use different treatments for missing teeth on a case-by-case basis, and depending on your condition, you may be a candidate for one of these treatments:
Most of our patients are candidate for dental implants, (an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge). When properly placed by a periodontist and maintained through patient care, dental implants can provide a new and improved smile and functional teeth that last a lifetime. Our expert staff can work with your dentist to provide a treatment plan tailored to your needs.