April 12, 2017

If you are not smiling as much as you used to because of missing teeth, it is time to address the issue. If left untreated, missing teeth can cause oral health complications, making it hard to eat the foods you enjoy and increasing the level of embarrassment when being in public.

Missing teeth may by caused by a number of factors including:

  • Tooth decay as a result of gingivitis
  • Periodontal disease
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) that causes extreme stress on teeth
  • Hypodontia, a condition of missing one or more permanent teeth from birth
  • Trauma to the mouth

Missing teeth can actually cause a structure change in your facial features due to bone degeneration due.  This occurs because there is no longer a tooth anchored to the jaw-bone stimulating blood flow and support.  In addition, the sound of your voice may change without the resonating structure that a full mouth of teeth provides.  Dr. Chris Stevens and his family cosmetic dentistry practice have the experience and knowledge to restore your missing teeth and get you confident and smiling again.

Dr. Stevens and his expert staff have several options to replace missing teeth including dental implants in Sun Prairie, WI and Madison, WI. A dental implant permanently replaces the missing tooth and can help you avoid bone loss in the jaw, periodontal issues, and the unsightly shifting of adjacent teeth. After dental implant surgery, you can have a tooth that will complete your smile and help improve your chewing and speaking.

Many times bridges and partials can be used to get your confident smile back. Built as a removable or permanent appliance, bridges and partials can also replace one to several lost teeth. Dr. Stevens can review your needs, concerns, and oral health situation to make recommendations about what restoration options would be best for you.

If you have concerns about your dental health and smile, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Stevens’ office in Sun Prairie, WI today. We proudly serve all of the Madison, WI area.  A total smile makeover may be closer than you think.



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