November 2018 – Thankful for teeth!

Our patients are the best! We are so grateful for each one of you! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Be grateful for your teeth!
(but what can you do if you are missing teeth?)

This time of year, we enjoy many blessings with family and friends at holiday celebrations! Sometimes, the enjoyment in those celebrations is lessened due to missing teeth.

If you don’t quite have a full set of permanent teeth, you might be surprised to learn that you’re not alone. In fact, the average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has at least three decayed or missing teeth, according to the American Dental Association (ADA).

Missing teeth can lead to speaking and eating difficulties. These difficulties may affect a patient’s confidence and health. The good news is that patients do not have to suffer due to missing teeth, there are tooth replacement options available!

Here are some of the tooth replacement options Dr. Goodwin might recommend for you:

Implants-

Dental Implants help replace missing teeth that can affect your appearance, oral function, or self-confidence. Click here for more information about implants. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they can help prevent bone loss and gum recession that may accompany bridgework and dentures.

Bridges-

Fixed bridge

Implant supported bridge

Removable bridge

Bridges replace gaps in your smile with artificial teeth. Bridges can be made from a variety of materials including porcelain, gold, and alloys.

Bridges can be fixed, implant supported, or removable. Click here to learn more about bridges.

Dentures-

When an individual is missing most, or all, of their teeth, dentures are recommended. There are several options when it comes to dentures. Please click here for more information about dentures.

Whether you lost your teeth in an accident or you had them pulled, replacement teeth not only have the potential to enhance your appearance, but they may also improve your chewing and speaking. This is a great time to be grateful for your teeth!

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