Right now, our office is accepting new patients! Recently, we’ve talked about our lifelike restorations and professional cosmetic care, but what about missing teeth? Losing even one natural tooth could cause serious trouble for your smile. Fortunately, your Olathe, KS, dentist has custom and durable prosthetics available, including bridges and dentures.
The Dangers of Missing Teeth
What happens to our smile when we lose natural teeth? Well, the gaps could mean that surrounding teeth drift from position, causing dental misalignment. Uneven teeth alone then increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as brushing and flossing is now much more difficult. Losing teeth places strain on your jaw joints and causes bite imbalance, which in turns means complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding) could develop. You could have trouble eating your favorite foods, and even speaking clearly. Finally, the body will suspend the flow of certain nutrients to the jawbone around the missing teeth. Over time, this means the jawbone breaks down, losing mass and density, causing further tooth loss and an aged appearance.
Our Custom Prosthetics
We have options to address minor and advanced cases of tooth loss. Each one is crafted based on detailed digital images we gather of your smile, ensuring a comfortable and balanced fit, and a lifelike appearance too. We craft them from materials designed to restore your ability to eat and chew, and also mimic the appearance of teeth and gums. For minor tooth loss, we could craft a bridge and secure it with crowns. We could also craft removable partial or full dentures. With dental implants, we can replace one tooth or secure a fixed denture. Dental implants also act as new roots, prevent a breakdown in the jawbone tissues.
To get started, simply give us a call and schedule a visit. During your initial exam, we will assess the cause and extent of your tooth loss, and decide which kind of prosthetic will best address the gaps in your smile. Even if you’re lost all of your teeth, we can restore function and beauty once again. We also accept most major dental insurance plans, and offer financing through CareCredit. For those with insurance, we have a membership plan that covers preventive care and discounts other treatments with a monthly payment plan. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a visit, give us a call!
Do You Have a Missing Tooth?
Our team wants to help you enjoy a complete smile once again, one that makes you feel proud to smile. For more information on how we replace missing teeth with a custom prosthetic, or to schedule a dental consultation, call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.