Posts Categorized: Tooth Loss

The Best Way to Replace a Lost Tooth

After losing a tooth, you might instinctively know that the best thing you can do for your smile is to replace it. However, unless you’ve dealt with tooth loss before, you might know exactly what that entails, or what the best method for replacing your lost tooth should be. At our dental office in Sheridan,… Read more »

Choosing Your Dental Prosthetic

Seeking out a dental prosthetic can help you feel comfortable smiling again, but your benefits extend beyond the cosmetic. A permanent prosthetic can be of use when you bite and chew food, and you can face a lower risk for TMJ problems. Your dentist can offer up a few different options for securing a replacement… Read more »

What Happens If You Leave Tooth Loss Unaddressed?

What kind of threat does tooth loss really pose to your oral health? The threat it poses to your appearance can depend on where you have missing teeth. If the gap in your smile is harder to see, it can do less harm to your appearance. That being said, there is still a functional concern…. Read more »

Choosing Between A Dental Bridge And A Dental Implant

When it comes to addressing tooth loss, one choice is clear – you gain functional and cosmetic benefits from seeking out a dental prosthetic. However, your choice beyond the decision to have a prosthetic can become more challenging. One option available to you is a dental bridge. The bridge is held so firmly that it… Read more »

3 Reasons To Take Tooth Loss Seriously

Tooth loss can complicate your oral health, and disrupt your ability to chew, speak, and eat the way you are used to. You could lose a tooth after an accident, or because of an untreated cavity, though the most common reason an adult suffers tooth loss is from complications of advanced gum disease. Regardless of… Read more »

Replacing A Lost Tooth Can Help You Avoid TMJ Problems

TMJ problems can mean frequent discomfort, and difficultly with basic jaw movements. It is an uncomfortable, unpleasant condition. While there is no single reason someone will develop issues around their jaw joints, missing teeth can increase your risk. Not only is tooth loss a cosmetic issue, it can also make it difficult to chew and… Read more »

The Relationship Between Tooth Loss And TMJ Problems

TMJ is a common abbreviation for your temporomandibular joint – these are the joints that connect your jaw to your skull. Your jaw function is controlled by the trigeminal nerve, which is also responsible for processing sensations of your face and head. When you develop TMJ problems, the nerve can become aggravated, and you can… Read more »

Unaddressed Tooth Loss Can Complicate Your Oral Health

Just one lost tooth is all it takes to compromise everyday habits like eating and speaking. If you are missing a tooth, it can force you to adjust how you chew your food. It may also cause you to be self-conscious and try to avoid exposing the absence when you speak or smile. An absence… Read more »

Dental Implants: The Essentials

Do you have open spaces in your smile? If so, you are likely all too familiar with the myriad of uncomfortable and frustrating side effects that accompany tooth loss. For this reason alone, seeking an option to restore your smile is extremely important. Dealing with daily trouble with chewing and speaking does not make for… Read more »

Dental Bridges: Fast Facts

Have you been trying to become accustomed to having an open space in your mouth after tooth loss but you just don’t feel comfortable? Are you disappointed in your appearance, causing you to back out of social engagements or to feel embarrassed to speak with others? Whatever the emotional toll tooth loss has taken, it… Read more »