Posts Tagged ‘ missing tooth ’

I’m missing a tooth! Now what? – Part IV (Dental Implants)

    The final option to replacing a missing tooth is to get a dental implant. A dental implant is, essentially, a titanium screw (some are made out of zirconium or a mix of titanium and zirconium).  It is meant to replace the root or roots of the missing tooth.  It is, in my opinion, […]

I’m missing a tooth! Now what? – Part II (Removable Partial Dentures)

  I previously discussed the risks and complications of doing nothing to treat a missing tooth. For a patient who decides that they DO want to treat the missing tooth, there are several options. One option to treat missing teeth is a removable partial denture. A removable partial denture (RPD) is a prosthesis that comes […]

I’m missing a tooth! Now what? – Part I

After having worked 9 years or so as a dentist, there are some questions I am asked numerous times; throughout the day, even. One of those questions is “what are my options to fill this empty space” or some variation of that question. Patients come in after having a tooth extracted (pulled) and want to know […]