The Importance of a Complete Set: Why Replace Lost Teeth?

The Importance of a Complete Set: Why Replace Lost Teeth?

Children start out with 20 milk teeth. After these “baby teeth” fall out, 32 permanent teeth replace them. Throughout life, many individuals end up losing one or more permanent teeth to an injury, other trauma, various diseases or even to old age. Although tooth loss is a normal part of life, failing to replace one or more lost teeth can have serious consequences.

What Can Happen If You Don’t Replace Missing Teeth

People will often brush off the loss of a tooth, especially when the gap does not show. The potential consequences of tooth loss, however, go further than concerns about appearance. If left unaddressed, a lost tooth can cause the following health concerns:

Dentures Aren’t the Only Choice: Ways to Restore Your Smile

For some, dentures are the best option for replacing lost teeth. Custom-made dentures have become extremely comfortable and personalized, but they are not always the right choice for replacing lost teeth. Thanks to advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, individuals with missing teeth now have several options for tooth replacement, such as implants, bridges and partial or full dentures. Patients can talk with Dr. Fotinos & Dr. Rosales to determine which treatment option will work best for them.
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