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Top 5 Advantages of Dental Implants
...We consider them the best choice for replacing missing teeth because implants are: Healthy You may not realize this, but when a tooth is missing, the bone underneath it begins to melt away...

How Do Dental Implants Help Preserve Your Youthful Appearance?
... What happens if you don't replace missing teeth...

Oral Health: When Should You Call Our Office?
... Crowding, misplaced, crooked or even missing teeth...

The Effects of Missing Teeth
If you are one of the millions of Americans with missing teeth, then you're probably aware of some of the obvious side effects...

Straightening Your Child's Teeth: When is the best time to start?
...They can have protruding teeth, extra or missing teeth, or problems with jaw growth...

Updating Your Appearance? Don't Forget Your Smile
...Orthodontics to realign teeth and treat for malocclusion (where the teeth on the upper and lower jaws do not meet properly) could be part of that approach, as well as replacing missing teeth with dental implants that replicate the teeth they replace...

Removing Certain Teeth can Benefit Orthodontic Treatment
... After orthodontics, it may also be necessary to install some type of “placeholder” (temporary bridgework or partial denture) in the area of missing teeth...

Test Your Knowledge: Dentures
...Dentures are a reliable and affordable way to replace their missing teeth...

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
...Bone loss, a “hidden” consequence of tooth loss, is what tends to make people who are missing teeth look older than they really are...

Planning Your Wedding Day Smile Makeover
... Dental implants are a great way to restore missing teeth...

Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

Customized Temporary Crowns let you 'Rehearse' Your Future Smile
Modern restorations for severely damaged or missing teeth are truly remarkable...

Gaining a New Attractive Smile is More than Achievable
... Missing teeth, of course, pose a different challenge, but here there are a wide range of solutions: dental implants, fixed bridgework or removable full or partial dentures...

With Proper Care, Partial Dentures are a Viable Tooth Replacement Option
...But there is another type: a removable partial denture (RPD), which can be a viable option for replacing a few missing teeth...

Antibiotics Could Help Ensure your Implant Surgery is Successful
If you're considering dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth, you'll need to undergo a minor to moderate surgical procedure (depending on the number of implants) to install them...

Dental Implants Could be Your Best Option to Replace Lost Teeth
...As few as two implants could replace three to four missing teeth or play a role as supports for other restorations like removable dentures...

A Partial Denture Can Restore a Smile Marred by a Few Missing Teeth
...Although mainly considered a temporary solution for missing teeth, some people depend on an RPD for many years due to finances or other issues...

Your 'Smile Makeover' Should Uniquely Reflect You
...Misaligned, disfigured, discolored or missing teeth diminish our smile and inhibit our confidence in showing it...

Be Alert to the Unintended Consequences of Cancer Treatment to Oral Health
... If your risk of osteoradionecrosis is minimal, though, we may be able to restore any resulting damaged or missing teeth with a wide range of options like dental implants or crowns before or after your cancer treatment...

Complications from Missing Teeth Could Limit Your Replacement Options
There are plenty of options today for replacing missing teeth, including dental implants...

You'll Experience Little to No Discomfort During and After Implant Surgery
You’ve decided to obtain dental implants for your missing teeth...

Enhance Your Smile for that Special, Once-in-a-Lifetime Day
...Missing teeth always pose a challenge, but there are a number of viable options: fixed bridges using adjacent teeth; various denture solutions, including implant-supported removable overdentures; and the dental implant, the rising star for dental restorations that replaces both the root and crown with a durable, life-like tooth...

Here is How You can Improve Your Wedding Day Smile!
...If you have missing teeth marring your smile, you have several options...

Certain People may Benefit from Antibiotics Before Implant Surgery
Dental implants are considered today’s premier method for restoring missing teeth...

Your Health Could Affect the Longevity of a Dental Implant
There’s a lot to like about dental implants for replacing missing teeth...

Cracked Mouth Corners can be Irritating - Here's How to Treat Them
...Replacing missing teeth provides better facial support and could minimize wrinkling around the mouth...

Bone Loss: the Hidden Consequence of Your Missing Teeth
...If you would like more information on treating missing teeth, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Teenagers with Missing Teeth Usually Need a Temporary Restoration
...And while those missing teeth can be restored, replacing them in patients who haven’t yet reached adulthood can be tricky...

Can't Afford Dental Implants? Consider Partial Dentures
We’ve come a long way in our ability to restore missing teeth...

Treating a Child's Tooth Injury May Require Special Consideration
...These methods can adequately restore the function and appearance of missing teeth until the jaw is mature enough for an implant...

Implant-Supported Dentures Could Boost Your Jawbone Health
...That's because they work, both in restoring dental function and a smile marred by missing teeth...

You may Need Orthodontic Treatment Before Obtaining Implants
You have a lot of options for replacing missing teeth, from state-of-the-art dental implants to affordable, but effective partial dentures...

A Traditional Bridge Might be the Right Solution for Your Missing Teeth
...Dental implants have become the premier restoration for missing teeth...

Here's How to Care for 3 Common Dental Restorations
...Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth...

Your Teenager not Ready for an Implant? Here's What We Can Do Instead
...During the time before implants we should understand that the area where the implant will be placed will undergo some bone deterioration, a common consequence of missing teeth...

5 Ways to a Beautiful Wedding Day Smile
...Missing teeth...

Getting a New 'Tooth in a Day' Will Depend on Your Bone Health
...But bone loss, a common consequence of missing teeth or dental disease, can reduce bone volume to less than what's needed to place an implant...

Getting a 'New Tooth in One Day' Will Depend on Your Bone Health
...If you would like more information on restoring missing teeth with dental implants, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Teens May Need a Temporary Restoration for Missing Teeth
While not as prevalent as adults, teenagers can have missing teeth, usually from injury or from never having been formed...

Wearing Dentures 24/7 May Not Be a Good Idea - Here's Why
...For one thing, around the clock denture wearing could worsen bone loss, already a concern with dentures and missing teeth...

Removing One or More Teeth Could Improve Orthodontic Outcomes
...Congenitally missing teeth...

You Don't Have to Live With Uncomfortable Cracked Mouth Corners
...Be sure to have missing teeth replaced or loose dentures refitted, and stay vigilant with daily brushing and flossing...

Glossary
... Bridge - A prosthetic replacement of one or more missing teeth cemented or otherwise attached to the abutment teeth or implant replacements...

Braces (Orthodontia)
Braces are applied to teeth for various reasons, including poorly aligned jaws, crooked, crowded and missing teeth, or a bad bite (also called malocclusion)...

Dentures
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues...

Cosmetic Dentistry
... Common esthetic dental procedures can be performed to correct misshaped, discolored, chipped or missing teeth...

Crowns and Bridges
Bridges Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth...