Are you missing one or more of your permanent teeth?
Missing teeth are a dental concern that we often treat in our Washington, DC dentist office. Many patients with missing teeth are unaware of just how many options they have when pursuing restorative care.
At our office, Dr. Nishan Halim, your experienced dentist in Capitol Hill, DC, treats missing teeth by offering a wide range of tooth replacement options.
From dental implants to dental bridges and everything in between, no matter which option you choose, Dr. Halim will ensure that you leave our office with a fully restored and revitalized smile that is cosmetically desirable, functional, and healthy.
Why Replace Missing Teeth
Especially if you’re only missing one tooth, you may not feel the need to replace it. But not replacing missing teeth are a detriment to your smile, as well as your oral health. If your missing teeth are in the front of the mouth, you’ll try to hide your smile.
You may also develop a lisp or other speech impediment. If the missing teeth are in the back of the mouth, you’ll likely have problems eating and chewing all the foods you’re accustomed to.
When you lose even one tooth, it has an impact on your whole mouth. As soon as the tooth root is gone, the bone starts to deteriorate in the area where the tooth was. This continues to happen as long as the tooth root is gone. If you choose dental implants to replace your missing teeth, the implant acts as the tooth root and prevents further jawbone deterioration.
When you’re missing teeth, the teeth around it will shift and move to try to fill that gap. If you previously had treatment with orthodontics or Invisalign, the results from these teeth straightening solutions will be compromised. Your teeth become crooked again as they try to compensate for the missing tooth or teeth.
When you’re missing one tooth, you have a higher chance of losing more of your teeth. The remaining teeth are also more likely to succumb to tooth decay and other issues.
The pressure of your bite is unevenly distributed when teeth are missing. More pressure is put on certain teeth, making them more likely to break, crack, or wear down prematurely. Further restorative dentistry procedures are then needed to fix those teeth as well.
Tooth Replacement Options in Washington, DC
Fortunately, our office offers many tooth replacement options to help fill in the gaps left behind by missing teeth and get your smile back on track toward optimal dental health.
We offer the following tooth replacement options in our Washington, DC, dentist office:
If you are missing one tooth or a full mouth of teeth, Dr. Halim can offer you the treatment plans you need to restore your dental health fully. No matter what current state your dental health is in, we encourage you to seek out professional dental care as soon as possible. Left untreated, missing teeth can harm the long-term health of your smile and self-confidence.
Schedule an Appointment
Our goal is to promptly and effectively replace your missing teeth so you can get back to living with a full set of teeth. To get started on restoring your smile, schedule your next dental appointment online today.