Living with missing teeth can be painful, frustrating, and embarrassing. Daily activities that we take for granted, like eating, chewing, talking, and interacting with other people all become a challenge.
Oral Health Complications from Missing Teeth
Missing teeth also present a problem for your dental health because your jawbone begins to deteriorate without a root to support. Your healthy teeth will start to drift without a replacement tooth, which could result in bite misalignment.
Tooth Replacement Options
The good news is that there are a variety of options available to replace missing teeth. These will vary based on your individual needs and may involve:
- Tooth Implants: These are essentially like having a brand new tooth with a root that anchors into the bone
- Dental Bridges: Dental crowns are used to support one or more artificial teeth
- Removable Partial Dentures: This appliance gains support from the remaining healthy teeth and offer an option for replacing one or more teeth
Contact Our Boise ID Dental Office
During your dental exam, Dr. Daniel or Dr. Robert will discuss the treatment options available to you based on your needs. When recommending tooth replacement options for your smile, we take into consideration your immediate concerns, as well as what will best suit your lifestyle and budget. Contact Ackerman Family Dentistry today to schedule an evaluation with your dentist in Boise.