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Do you ever hesitate to smile because you’re missing a tooth? If you are missing a tooth, you probably understand that chewing can actually be difficult. Similarly, you could not be able to pronounce certain sounds as clearly as you once could. Fortunately, there are a number of options you could choose to replace a missing tooth. Still, did you know that waiting to have a missing tooth replaced could lead to a number of problems?

Aside from struggling to speak and chew, did you know that missing a tooth could cause bad breath because you’ll struggle to remove plaque and food particles from your pearly whites? If you’re missing a tooth, your other teeth could also move. This can cause gaps in your pearly whites. Sadly, missing a tooth may also leave you more vulnerable to gum disease.

You can avoid many of these problems by having the missing tooth replaced. However, please note that different restoration options will provide different benefits. You see, if you choose an implant, you’ll be able to enjoy a sturdy restoration for many years. Our team could also recommend a bridge if you’re missing up to three consecutive teeth, or we could suggest dentures if you’re missing several teeth. Fortunately, while different options could be more useful in different circumstances, all of these choices will help you chew and speak comfortably.

If you have more questions about dealing with a missing tooth in Guilderland, New York, please don’t hesitate to give Oshins Of Smiles a call at 518-356-5635. Our dentist, Dr. Steven Oshins, and the rest of our team will gladly inspect your teeth, address any of your concerns, and offer you personalized advice. We’re excited to hear from you soon!