Missing Teeth

Georgetown's Trusted, Family-Friendly Dentist

Your own natural teeth are always best to have but sometimes a tooth gets badly damaged or lost. Missing teeth can present a variety of problems:

  • Difficulty chewing
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Bone loss in the area of the missing tooth
  • Tipping of the teeth on either side of the missing tooth into the empty space
  • Over eruption of the tooth in the opposing arch
  • Increase risk of periodontal disease and cavities
  • Reduced sense of taste from denture material
  • Sore spots and inconvenience of poorly fitting dentures
  • Reduced self esteem and confidence

At Dentistry on Sinclair we offer a variety of options to replace missing teeth:

  • Implant: an artificial tooth root placed into the jawbone, where a tooth is missing, to hold a permanent replacement crown. (link to Implant page w/video when clicked on)
  • Bridge: a dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. It extends across an area that has no teeth and is typically made up of an artificial tooth fused between two crowns. (link to Bridge page w/video when clicked on)
  • Partials and Complete Dentures: removable replacements for missing teeth. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing while partial dentures are used when only some of the teeth are missing.