Missing teeth are, along with periodontal disease, the greatest threat to your oral health that can occur in your mouth. If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, it is essential that you seek treatment right away. At the cosmetic, implant, and family dentistry practice of Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky, we offer a comprehensive range of treatments for missing teeth, including dental implants. Ultimately, although implant-supported restorations represent the best available method of replacing missing teeth, any method is vastly preferable to leaving missing teeth untreated.
This is because missing teeth create more than just a cosmetic concern. When you lose a tooth, your body interprets this loss as a signal that the hard and soft tissues that once supported the tooth - the jaw bone and periodontal tissues - are no longer performing any essential function and are therefore no longer in need of vital resources. As a result, they fall into disrepair and begin to degrade. At the same time, the teeth adjacent to the gap once occupied by the missing tooth start to drift toward the gap, affecting the alignment of the teeth and the integrity of the bite.
We invite you to read the following blog post about possible causes of missing teeth by our Edmonton, Alberta team of dental experts and then schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Podilsky to determine the most effective treatment option for missing teeth in your particular case.
There are many possible causes of missing teeth; however, the most common include:
To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky, we urge you to contact our implant and family dentistry practice today.