Archive for the ‘ Missing Teeth ’ Category

My Teenager Is Missing A Tooth – What Now?

There are many reasons for a teenager to have missing teeth. Some teens lose a tooth (or teeth) from playing or being involved in an accident.  Teeth may be extracted due to decay, and sometimes teeth are congenitally missing, meaning the teen was born without the tooth or teeth. When replacing a tooth for a teenager, timing is […]

Why Filling the Gaps in Your Smile Is a Healthy Choice

When you are living with tooth loss, you find ways to cope. A friend tells a joke, and you cover your mouth before laughing. In every picture, you have your mouth closed so no one can tell you are missing teeth. These habits may disguise tooth loss, but they don’t solve the more serious problems […]

What Are the Causes for Missing Teeth?

If you are missing teeth, you are not alone. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research found that adults from the ages of 20 to 64 are missing an average of 7 teeth. Others may not realize they need to have a tooth removed because they don’t know how to recognize the signs. You […]

Dentures Are for Young People, Too

Age Doesn’t Matter You may think only older people wear dentures. But you would be wrong. Young denture wearers are not uncommon.  If you are a young person that needs dentures or already has them, you are not alone. Young people need dentures due to a variety of causes, including: Tooth loss from gum disease […]

When Is a Bone Graft Recommended for Dental Implants?

If you are considering dental implants, it’s likely you are consulting with your surgeon about preliminary steps. One of the factors that effects the implant procedure is the condition of the implant site. To make sure you are ready for an implant procedure, your surgeon will X-ray your mouth to see if you have enough […]