Are missing teeth ruining your self-confidence and ability to eat what you like? We understand how much this can negatively affect your life. Fortunately, our Scottdale dentist can provide you with treatment to help you live a better life.
Please keep reading to learn more about your treatment options after losing teeth. Start envisioning a future where you can eat whatever you want, speak without impediment, and smile with confidence. Call our office right away to schedule your free consultation with us.
Why Do Teeth Fall Out?
People can have missing teeth for various reasons. Kids that have teeth fall out usually have nothing to worry about since these are their baby teeth that they are not meant to keep, but when adults lose teeth, it’s of concern.
Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. If your gums become inflamed and irritated, your teeth can eventually become loose enough to fall out. Gum disease can result from poor oral hygiene or hormonal changes such as pregnancy.
If you have cavities, you are more likely to have missing teeth. Tooth decay can weaken your tooth structure, and your teeth can rot out of your mouth if the decay is terrible.
Stress can cause tooth loss if your immune system is damaged, which can lead to gum disease, or you grind your teeth so much that they break.
Fortunately, our Scottsdale dentist is here to help you repair your smile by replacing missing teeth.
Popular Treatments for Missing Teeth
You have options if you are missing a tooth or several teeth. Please keep reading to learn about how Dr. Mann can repair your smile.
Traditional Dental Implants
If you are looking for a permanent solution to your missing teeth, dental implants are a tried and true method of replacing teeth. They are dental crowns typically made out of ceramic that get placed on a two-piece screw that is implanted into the jawbone.
The screw gets placed first, and then the abutment holds the ceramic crown.
Mini Dental Implants
If you want the benefits of dental implants without the procedure’s invasiveness, mini dental implants could be right for you. Mini dental implants can replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or a full mouth of missing teeth.
The post that is implanted into the jaw is much smaller than traditional dental implants, which means the procedure is much less invasive.
Several mini implants can be placed to hold a denture piece that snaps in and out of the mouth so you can have the look of dentures with the security of dental implants.
Mini dental implants are regarded as a leading solution for missing teeth.
How to Prevent Missing Teeth
If you still have teeth left, you are likely eager to do your best to keep them. You can do several things to stop your teeth from falling out.
First, having an excellent oral hygiene routine can improve your chances of keeping your teeth in place. That includes brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing, and using mouthwash.
Regularly going to the dentist for checkups and cleanings can also ensure that you have the healthiest possible smile. When you go to the dentist at least once a year, you can receive fluoride treatments to strengthen your enamel.
If you grind your teeth at night, you can get fitted for a mouthguard to wear while you are sleeping. This will protect your teeth from the damage bruxism can cause.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
You do not have to keep living with missing teeth. We provide treatment options that can change your life. If you would like to meet with our Scottsdale dentist to talk about what treatment option is right for you, please don’t wait to call the office to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Seerat Mann.