Missing Teeth: Problems and Solutions

Are you missing one or more teeth? Restore the look and function of your smile with our tooth replacements. Dr. David Goris provides restorative dental treatments for patients missing teeth in Greenwood, IN. Dr. Goris is trained in providing restorative treatments to patients using the latest implant technology. Dental implants create permanent results to fill gaps in the smile for years to come. But why should patients replace missing teeth, and what are the benefits of dental restorations?

Missing Teeth in Greenwood, Indiana

What Problems Do Missing Teeth Cause?

Not replacing a missing tooth or teeth soon enough can result in multiple problems, such as:

  • Shifting teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gum recession
  • Speech issues
  • Facial sagging

By replacing missing teeth with natural-looking and functioning results, we can make it easier for patients to eat and speak. Dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures can also add structure to the face for a more youthful look.

Replacing Missing Teeth

Dr. Goris offers a variety of restorative treatments for missing teeth, including:

  • Dental Implants: Dental implants are often used to replace a single missing tooth or secure dental bridges or dentures. They are made of a titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone and capped off with an abutment and dental crown. Dental implants replace teeth at the root and look like natural teeth. Because of this, many patients may forget that they have prosthetic teeth.
  • Dental Bridges: Patients with multiple missing teeth benefit from dental bridges. Traditional bridges are typically secured by crown-capped natural teeth. However, we can also use implants so patients can restore their full bite function. Removable bridges are meant to be temporary and cannot support biting and chewing functions like implants.
  • Dentures: Full or partial dentures can replace consecutive missing teeth or even full arches of lost teeth. Dentures can be secured with dental implants without the use of messy adhesives.

Request a Dental Consultation

Contact Beautiful Smiles today for comprehensive restorative dental treatment. New patients can call our office at (317) 886-4512. If you are a current patient, contact us at (317) 888-4044. You may also schedule a dental appointment with our team on our website.