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Is Only a Single Missing Tooth Really a Concern?

Posted on 10/19/2020 by Dr. Shiotsu
In our professional opinion, some patients take the absence of a tooth too lightly. That is because a missing tooth can cause problems that lead to misalignment and crowding. Therefore, the sooner you take care of the problem, the better. If you want to ensure your future dental health and well-being, you need to fill the gap without delay. Replacing a Missing Tooth Prevents the Shifting of Teeth If you have only a single missing tooth, your teeth will still shift. Tooth shifting is the body's way of naturally filling in a gap. However, when this happens, it can cause some teeth to crowd next to each other, or lead to bite problems. In turn, you may find it hard to chew or bite down when you eat. When teeth get too crowded, they also get too hard to clean and maintain. In addition, misaligned teeth can be the source of tooth pain, gum sensitivity and disease. When one tooth is missing, it can impact how the other teeth function and meet. How to Replace a Missing Tooth: Some Suggested Alternatives Some people do not think it is any big deal if they are missing a tooth, especially if it is located in the back of their mouth. Regardless of where the space is located, you need have the tooth replaced with an implant and crown, or a dental bridge. If you do not have enough bone at the site of the missing tooth, you can have a bone graft performed to regenerate the bone, or you may opt for the placement of a subperiosteal implant. This type of implant is placed beneath the gum but on or above the bone. Therefore, the implant can be used if you do not have enough supporting bone or wish to forego a bone augmentation procedure. Replacing a missing tooth is something that should not wait. Call us today to explore your options. By replacing a missing tooth, you will prevent future issues with crowding, misalignment, and dental care....
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Why You Need to Manage TMJ Before Getting Dentures
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Why You Need to Manage TMJ Before Getting Dentures
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How to Care for a Partial Denture?
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Ways of Knowing Your Dentures Need to Be Replaced
8/10/2020
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for All-on 4s?
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How Bites Get Altered When Even One Tooth is Lost?
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How to Manage Caring for Your Partial Denture
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Tips to Keep Dentures from Being Inevitable
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Ways to Stretch Your Jaw Muscles to Decrease Chewing and Talking Pain
5/29/2020
Are Your Missing Teeth Responsible For Your Early Aging?
5/15/2020
Issues with Dentures to Know About if You Care for a Senior
4/20/2020
How Dental Cement Works to Hold Crowns in Place
4/10/2020
Could Your Sleep Problems Be Caused by Poor Oral Health?
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Can You Sleep in Dentures or Can it Hurt Your Mouth?
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Reasons You May Not Be Able To Get A Dental Crown
2/20/2020
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2/10/2020
Common Mistakes People Make with New Dentures
1/20/2020
Benefits of a Permanent Bridge
1/10/2020
Ways of Keeping Your Dentures Really Strong
12/20/2019
Typical Reasons Dentures Begin to Crack
12/10/2019
Do Dental Implants Give Your Face a Younger Look?
11/20/2019
Different Health Issues that Could Result in Lost Teeth
11/10/2019
Difference Between a Partial Denture and a Bridge
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Can One Dental Implant Make That Much of a Difference?
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Sticky Foods Can Lead to Wiggling Dentures
9/20/2019
What Happens if You Wear Poorly Fitting Dentures?
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8/25/2019
How One Tooth Can Provide Additional Denture Stability
8/15/2019
Who Needs to Look into Overdentures?
7/20/2019
Situations Where a Root Canal is All That Can Save Your Tooth
7/10/2019
Signs You Need an Upgraded Denture
6/20/2019
Problems If Your Dentures Begin to Dry Out
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Partial Dentures Can Keep Your Oral Health Strong
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Options to Correct a Tooth with a Chip Missing
5/10/2019
Signs You Need a New Set of Dentures
4/20/2019
What is Gum Tissue Conditioning?
4/10/2019
Should You Get a Partial Denture to Help with Your Missing Teeth?
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3/10/2019
Rules About Caring for Dentures Each Day
2/20/2019
Reasons You May Lose a Dental Crown
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How to Manage a Tooth with a Missing Crown Until It Can Get Repaired
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How to Make a Crown Last
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Signs You Need a New Set of Dentures
11/25/2018
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10/25/2018
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Dangers of Ill-Fitting Dentures
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How Adhesives Hold Dentures In Place
8/23/2018
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How a Partial Denture Can Save Your Oral Health
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6/25/2018
What Exactly Is a Denture Sore?
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How Custom Dentures Are Able to Improve Your Oral Health
5/25/2018
How Bruxism Affects Dentures
5/15/2018
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4/20/2018
What to Do with Your Dentures When You Take Them Out
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Reasons a Partial May Be Just What You Need
3/13/2018
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2/23/2018
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2/13/2018
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Can a Dental Crown Last the Rest of Your Life?
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Signs It Is Time For a Denture Upgrade
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Why Your Dentures May Be Painful to Wear at First
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Tips to Make Learning to Use Dentures Easier
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Why Do You Need a Temporary Crown Before a Permanent One?
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