Missing teeth can make your mouth unhealthy. When a tooth is missing, the void left behind can wreak havoc on your mouth. If the tooth was removed incorrectly, or as the result of an oral injury, it’s important to get the proper health care to ensure the area doesn’t become infected. In addition, the space left behind can cause neighboring teeth to move and slide. The area can also harbor harmful bacteria and food particles that can be difficult to remove with standard brushing and flossing habits.
Don’t let missing teeth ruin your smile. Here are some options to ensure your mouth can function properly:
– Dental Implants: Dental Implants are permanent substitutes that can last a lifetime and are used to replace missing teeth that have been lost due to oral accidents, injuries, tooth decay, etc.
– Tooth Extractions: If you have any teeth that need to be removed, a certified tooth extraction can ensure that your jaw and gums remain in good physical shape and better suited for whatever form of tooth replacement you may require after.
– Dentures: Dentures are used to replace lost teeth with removable alternatives that can be crafted for just a few teeth or for entire rows.
– Dental Bridges: Dental bridges, also referred to as fixed partial dentures, are used to replace missing teeth by forming a bridge across the empty gaps, which links to nearby teeth for solidity and support.
If you have lost any teeth, or need a tooth extraction, stop by Cynthia E. Sherwood DDS for all your tooth replacement needs. If you would like a consultation with Dr. Cynthia E. Sherwood at our dentist office in Independence, Kansas, please contact us at (620) 331.4499. Cynthia E. Sherwood DDS looks forward to filling out your smile once more and returning you back on the pathway to optimum oral health.