Missing teeth due to genetics, trauma and/or periodontal disease, is a common occurrence for patients of all ages.
Missing teeth due to genetics, trauma and/or periodontal disease, is a common occurrence for patients of all ages. Based upon the location of these missing teeth in the oral cavity, it can cause physical, clinical and emotional distress to the patient:
- Physically, missing teeth may affect the patient’s bite by altering mastication (chewing) as well as having the inability to articulate words properly.
Clinically, missing teeth can lead to shifting, causing bite problems and difficulty with spacing.
- Esthetically, missing teeth can greatly affect patients’ self-esteem and self-worth hindering their ability to feel their very best!
PEDIATRIC MISSING TEETH:
It is important that adolescents with missing teeth schedule an appointment with Drs. Scruggs and Molina for a consultation. Although implants are not placed until the jaw bone is fully developed, it is important that the Prosthodontist be a part of the dental team planning the future implant placement.
At NC Prosthodontic Specialists – Dentures, Implants & Crowns, our doctors have the experience, knowledge and training to regain our patient’s quality of life and appearances by fabricating natural-looking, comfortable teeth.