Posts Categorized: Tooth Loss

Which Dentures Are Right for You?

Missing teeth can be problematic for many people, often leading to insecurities about their smiles and more severe issues like malnutrition. If you find yourself in this position, however, there is hope. Restorative dental treatment can help to cosmetically complete your smile, but that is not all. It can also help restore your ability to… Read more »

Rebuild Your Smile By Replacing Missing Teeth

These days, more people are retaining more of their natural teeth and beautiful smiles than ever before. Thanks to advancements in technology and a better understanding of oral health, tooth loss is significantly reduced. Of course, prevention is always the best treatment. However, even if you lose a tooth due to infection or traumatic injury,… Read more »

More Common Questions About Dentures

The beauty of modern replacement teeth is that, regardless of how many teeth you’ve lost and where they were positioned in your mouth, there is a replacement option for restoring your smile’s beauty and function. In the case of dentures, which were among the first prosthetic dentistry designs in history, the conventional prostheses were originally… Read more »

Answers to Common Questions About Dentures

As advanced and lifelike as they are, you may still feel a bit of apprehension about having to wear dentures for the first time in your life. Nevertheless, if you’ve lost enough teeth to require partial or full dentures, then you may be surprised at how much they can improve your confidence and quality of… Read more »

What Are Dental Prosthetics?

Preventive dentistry, like your dental checkup and cleaning appointments, help you prevent issues that could lead to damage or infection in your teeth or oral tissues. Cosmetic dentistry improves your smile’s appearance, and restorative dentistry helps fix broken or infected teeth to prevent their loss. However, if one or more teeth are lost, then you… Read more »

Can a Cavity Lead to Tooth Loss?

Because cavities usually hurt, most people will treat one before it reaches a too-severe stage. If you’re especially bold and decide to just deal with the pain of tooth decay, however, then it can have the chance to cause excessive, and irreversible, damage to your tooth. While it isn’t the most common cause, an extreme… Read more »

Dental Bridges: Drawbacks and Advantages

The concept of dental bridges, as well as their use in restoring smiles with missing teeth, has endured for much of dentistry’s history. Like dentures, bridges are highly-effective at helping you regain the ability to bite and chew after losing teeth. Unlike dentures, however, you don’t have to lose a significant amount of teeth before… Read more »

Mitigating the Effects of Tooth Loss: Dentures, or Do Nothing?

Remember how exciting it was to lose a tooth as a child? Losing teeth was easy money, thanks to the Tooth Fairy. As an adult, losing a tooth has more serious implications for your oral health, not to mention your wallet. Fortunately, Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury offers several options for replacing permanent teeth. Dr. Todd… Read more »

What Are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is used to close a gap created by one or more missing teeth. Consisting of one or more replacement teeth bordered by a pair of dental crowns on either side, a bridge is typically supported by the teeth adjacent to the gap, called abutment teeth. The crowns on the side of the… Read more »

Missing Teeth? Why You Should Consider Dental Implants

If you or someone you know has lost one or more teeth with age, or to an underlying dental problem, you might understand the impact that missing teeth can have on your quality of life. Nevertheless, many patients (even those without a full set of teeth) don’t realize that tooth loss isn’t a natural part… Read more »