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How To Replace Missing Teeth

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Are you missing a tooth or several? You may be at risk of losing teeth in the future because of gum disease like periodontitis. This can cause a lack of confidence that a healthy smile brings, as well as frustration and sadness. But, the great news is that there are solutions for you. Wondering how to replace missing teeth? Read on to learn what you can do.

Why Do Teeth Fall Out?

There are several reasons why teeth fall out:

  1. One reason is due to injuries, especially from activities like contact sports.
  2. Bad dental habits can lead to gum disease and result in loose teeth if the condition progresses without treatment. Poor diet, including lots of sugar, also contributes to these issues.
  3. Sometimes aging can result in loose and missing teeth, especially without good dental hygiene.

What Happens If You Have Missing Teeth

There are emotional and physical consequences of missing teeth. As stated earlier, this includes loss of confidence, susceptibility to infection and other concerns with your other teeth, and costly dental repairs.

Your Options To Replace Missing Teeth

Here are some options to give back your smile, confidence, and dental health.

Single Tooth Implants

Single teeth implants replace a root in your mouth. They are useful if you only have one or two missing teeth.

Implant Supported Bridges

If you have several missing adjacent teeth, implant-supported bridges are a good choice. However, this option requires two or more implants to be effective.


Dentures replace the full missing tooth. You can choose from fixed or removable options. There are also implant-supported dentures.

Implant Supported Dentures

An alternative to traditional choices, implant-supported dentures are great for replacing missing teeth, especially if you have several. Your jaw bone density and other factors determine your eligibility.

Full Arch Implants

Are you missing all of your teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth? Ascent Dental Care offers full arch implants, which means you can replace all of your teeth with only four implant anchors.


Maintaining good dental hygiene habits is the best way to prevent losing your teeth. This includes brushing your teeth at least twice per day and even after eating for optimal results. Flossing is also an important dental habit to incorporate every day. However, brushing does not always get rid of plaque and bacteria buildup so flossing can target these concerns. You also want to ensure you visit your dentist at least twice a year for routine checkups. During these appointments, the dentist can clean any potential bacteria buildup and prevent problems from worsening.

Want to replace missing teeth but don’t know where to start or what option is best? Ascent Dental Care can help. Book a consultation with our team to learn about our implants and denture services to restore your beautiful, confident smile.