Missing Teeth in College Station, TX? These Are Your Options!

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Loosing teeth? Or perhaps it has been a long time since a tooth has been lost? No matter the case, having tooth gaps is more than an aesthetic annoyance. Missing teeth can cause serious health issues to form in the mouth.

Luckily, for those with missing teeth, there are options in College Station, TX, to get patients mouths and smiles back to full functioning order!

 

Problems Caused By Missing Teeth

Now that the tooth is gone, it would seem that issues the missing tooth may have caused should also be gone as well. But this is not the case. Missing teeth can cause issues long after they have fallen out. Some of the issues that missing teeth can cause are:

  • A limitation to diet
  • Speech difficulties
  • Decreased self-confidence/poorer mental health
  • Jawbone loss
  • Sunken face appearance
  • Gum recession or overgrowth

There is no need to worry about these issues though! There are a variety of options available that can solve this issue.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a device designed to gap the region of missing teeth in the mouth. The bridge is fused to the teeth on either side of the gap which can help restore some functionality and the overall aesthetic of the mouth. This tooth replacement option is great for those missing one or more teeth in a row of the mouth.

Dentures and Partials

Dentures are one of the oldest tooth replacements out there. With long tested and strong results, this dental device is attached using an adhesive connection between the gums and the device itself. That is why dentures are an affordable way to replace an entire arch of missing teeth.

There is also an option to take dentures one step further and support them using dental implants. This makes it so dentures have no chance of slippage or falling out, keeping them tightly secured exactly where they need to be.

Dental Implants

One of the best ways to replace missing teeth is with dental implants. While they are the most costly, dental implants are the best overall solution for long-term oral health maintenance as they function entirely like other healthy teeth.

This is because of how dental implants are formed. With an artificial root placed directly into the jawbone, the dental implant acts as a replacement for the missing tooth root structure. The crown placed on top of the dental implant also acts like any other healthy tooth requiring similar maintenance and upkeep.

 

Replace Your Missing Teeth In College Station, TX

If you are looking for a doctor you can trust for your teeth replacement, consider Radiant in College Station, TX. We are an exceptional dentistry practice with amazing doctors who will work with you to understand everything about your condition and treatment plan.

Everyone is unique, get in contact with our doctors, Dr. Micheal Reece and Dr. Ryan Jouett, in our Radiant Exceptional Dentistry office to schedule an appointment. Say goodbye to those gaps in your teeth and say hello to a whole new smile today!

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