How to Correct a Single Missing ToothA single missing tooth has quite a few options when it comes to correcting it. You can have a bridge put in place, which allows a crown to sit where your original tooth once sat. You can also opt for a dental implant. This acts just like your original tooth once did, and keeps your entire mouth healthier. You may want to also speak to your prosthodontist about getting a partial denture for that one tooth, as that may be the better option for you.
Damage That Can Come from a Single Missing ToothWhen you have a missing tooth, it affects the teeth around it. The other teeth can shift into the spot your original tooth once held, causing them to shift out of natural place which impacts how you bite and chew. The jaw bone beneath the missing tooth can also begin to reabsorb. This means that you lose out on bone quantity and quality, all from a single missing tooth.
For more options on what you can do with a missing tooth, or options on what you can do to restore full functionality to your mouth, ask your prosthodontist. They are the best ones to help! If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at (832) 968-9108.