Why Replace Missing Teeth?

Treating missing teeth

Do you have gaps in your smile? Are you looking for a more stable and balanced set of teeth?

If you are missing one or several teeth, Dr. Jason Baldwin and his team will help you find the right restorative treatment that fits you and your needs.

Problems Associated with Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can often create more problems than you may think. If the gaps left by missing teeth are not filled, these problems may arise:

  • Shifting Teeth
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Tooth Decay
  • Bone Loss
  • Speech Problems
  • Misaligned Bite

Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth

Replacing missing teeth with more secure alternatives can offer many benefits to patients. Replacing missing teeth:

  • Helps bite function
  • Stabilizes the tooth structure
  • Restores oral health
  • Benefits surrounding natural teeth

Restorative Treatment Options

Dr. Baldwin and his team offer patients multiple treatment options that restore their teeth. Before choosing a treatment, Dr. Baldwin may need to treat decay if it is the cause of missing teeth. Then he may proceed with one of these restorative solutions:

Dental Implants

This treatment option provides security and stability to patients. Consisting of a titanium post, abutment, and dental crown, dental implants are inserted and then allowed to fuse to bone tissue over a period of 3 to 6 months. One or multiple teeth can be replaced with dental implants.

Dental Bridges

Removable or implant-secured dental bridges make it easier for patients to speak, bite, and chew. Surrounding natural teeth are needed to help support a dental bridge, so this treatment may not be for everyone. In addition, one or more teeth can be replaced with dental bridges.

Dentures & Partials

Patients who are missing multiple teeth or whole arches of teeth may benefit from dentures and partial dentures. Dentures can be removable or secured with dental implants. This treatment option can also help restore the form and function of teeth.

Schedule an Appointment

Do you want a more balanced smile? Replace your missing tooth or teeth today. Call Dr. Baldwin and his team at (530) 206-0392. Dr. Baldwin will work with you in his Truckee, CA office to provide customized and comfortable dental care.