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Missing Teeth: Problems and Solutions

Are you embarrassed by your missing tooth or teeth? Do you cover your smile because you are self-conscious? Craft Smiles has treatment solutions that can replace teeth with natural-looking and highly durable results.

Dr. Kush Patel & Associates at Craft Smiles make it a mission to provide patients with a comfortable treatment experience at their Fullerton office.

Risk Factors

There are several risk factors to consider when it comes to missing teeth. Patients may be more prone to tooth loss with these conditions:

  • Smoking
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Malnutrition
  • Poor oral health
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Problems may also develop if missing teeth are not replaced.

Tooth Loss Problems

If left as they are, missing teeth can cause a multitude of oral health problems, such as:

  • Bite misalignment
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth crowding

Don’t let oral health problems catch up to you. Get preventative treatment that can last a lifetime.

Treatment for Missing Teeth

There are multiple ways to replace missing teeth at Craft Smiles. Before choosing a treatment, Drs. Kush and Krutav Patel will discuss your options with you and tailor treatment to be in line with your oral health goals. Some treatment options for missing teeth may include:

Dental Implants

Dental implants utilize a titanium post secured to the jaw to replace single teeth or several teeth. Because implants act like tooth roots, this solution helps prevent further bone loss in the mouth. This solution can last for a long time if teeth are given the correct dental care.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are secured over teeth with dental crowns or implants. Using color matching techniques, dental bridges are custom-fit to a tooth or teeth for a natural look. The dental bridge procedure is also quick and comfortable for patients.

Full Dentures

For patients who are missing their upper or lower arch of teeth, full dentures can be a great solution. Full dentures restore teeth with a secure fit that is custom-made for optimal comfort.

Schedule an Appointment

Get the professional dental care you deserve. Call Craft Smiles at (714) 888-7008 or schedule an appointment with us online.