(480) 345-0530
3800 W Ray Rd, Suite 11 Chandler, AZ 85226

Restoring Missing Teeth in [OFFICE_CITY]

It can be embarrassing, scary, or isolating to suffer from tooth loss. Fortunately, its common to lose an adult tooth and with modern dental practices we have solutions. 

It is important to know that missing teeth can have a serious impact on your oral and overall health. We are here to help you understand the various treatment options available and get the care you deserve to keep yourself healthy in both mind and body.

Call us today at (480) 345-0530 to set up a consultation and get yourself on the road to comfort and confidence today!

Missing Teeth: Causes, Complications, and Treatment Options

The Causes of Missing Teeth

From tooth decay and gum disease to accidents and injuries, understanding the root causes of tooth loss can help us take proactive measures to prevent further damage and preserve existing teeth. You can prevent most tooth loss simply by understanding the causes and then taking action against those causes. For example:

  1. Tooth decay is damage to the enamel of your teeth caused by bacteria that make acids that can eat through the enamel. Brushing twice a day for two minutes can drastically cut back on the possibility of tooth decay and eating healthy foods can help decrease bacteria that feast on sugars.
  2. Gum disease is an infection of the gums around the teeth which hold the teeth in place. Floss every day to keep the space between the gums and teeth free of bacteria.

The Complications of Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can have significant implications on both your oral health and overall quality of life. Aesthetically the implications of missing teeth seem obvious, but the impact is much more than what initially meets the eye. Functional challenges arise with tooth loss, such as difficulty in chewing, speech issues, and the impact on facial structure. If left untreated you are at much higher risk for gum disease, infections, bone loss in the jaw, a weakened immune system and more.

Treatment Options for Missing Teeth

Modern medicine has provided many excellent solutions for caring for missing teeth from traditional solutions like dental bridges and dentures to modern advancements such as dental implants. 

When you come in for a consultation, we will examine your conditions and together we will determine which treatment plan will match your needs best. We will also explain each step of the process and make sure that you feel comfortable and prepared for the treatment plans and aftercare needed to ensure success for your health goals.

 Misconceptions About Missing Teeth:

  • Misconception: Missing teeth only affect appearance, not oral health.

  • Correction: Missing teeth can indeed impact your appearance, but they also pose risks to oral health. Leaving gaps can lead to shifting teeth, bone loss, and increased vulnerability to decay and gum disease.

  • Misconception: Dental implants are painful and risky procedures.
  • Correction: Dental implant procedures are safe and relatively painless due to advancements in dental technology and anesthesia. They offer a long-lasting, effective solution for replacing missing teeth with a success rate of over 95%.

Don’t let missing teeth hold you back from enjoying a healthy, confident smile. 

If you have missing teeth or are concerned about potential tooth loss, our experienced dental team is here to help. We offer a range of personalized treatment options to suit your needs and restore your smile’s functionality and beauty. Call our Chandler office today at (480) 345-0530 to schedule a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Missing teeth can result from various factors, including tooth decay, gum disease, dental trauma, congenital conditions, and age-related issues.

Missing teeth can lead to several oral health problems, such as difficulty chewing, shifting of remaining teeth, jawbone deterioration, speech issues, and decreased self-confidence.

Yes, missing teeth can impact overall health as it may lead to nutritional deficiencies, digestive problems, and an increased risk of systemic health issues.

You have several options, including dental implants, bridges, dentures, and implant-supported dentures. Each option has its benefits and considerations, which our dentist will discuss with you in detail.

Dental implants are an excellent option for most patients with missing teeth, as they offer a permanent, stable, and natural-looking solution.

Our dental team takes utmost care to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area, and patients generally report minimal discomfort.

The timeline can vary depending on individual cases, but it typically involves multiple appointments over a few months for the complete procedure.

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a long-term investment in your oral health.

In many cases, treatments like bone grafting and periodontal therapy can prepare your mouth for dental implants even with gum disease or bone loss.

Implant-supported dentures provide enhanced stability, comfort, and function, eliminating concerns of slipping or clicking sounds while talking or eating.

What Do Our Patient Say?

This has been a great experience for us with our first child’s braces. The team is organized, thorough, friendly, and professional. All of our appointments are on-time and efficient. We have seen great results so far in our son’s teeth.

Kayla B.

This is our second child to have gotten braces from -Orthodontics in Provo. We love going to them! We have one more child to get braces and we will definitely be coming back to this office! Dr. -- does a fantastic job.

Brian Z.

This has been a great experience for us with our first child’s braces. The team is organized, thorough, friendly, and professional. All of our appointments are on-time and efficient. We have seen great results so far in our son’s teeth.

Tim H.

BOOKING HOURS

M 9 AM–6 PM | Tu 9 AM–6 PM | Wed 9 AM–6 PM | Th 7 AM–2 PM | Fri 7 AM–2 PM

We are OPEN for ALL dental care procedures and emergency needs. Protecting the health and safety of our patients, families, and team members remains our number one priority.

Free $50 Gift Card*

$50 Gift Card when you complete an appointment with us!

*Redeemable after completed paid treatment. Must be a new patient our organization (all locations). The patient will receive a gift card via email or SMS after completion of their appointment. Cannot be combined with other offers or dental discount plans.

Free Exam & X-Rays^

For New Patients without insurance we offer Free Exam and X-rays!

^For New Patients that do not have dental insurance. New patients must be 18 or older to receive free exam and x-rays. Discounts cannot be combined with other offers or dental discount plans. Additional fees may be included in individual cases.

$99 Hygiene Visit^^

For New Patients without insurance we offer Free Exam and X-rays!

^^For new patients without dental insurance. Includes Exam, X-Ray and Routine Cleaning. A Periodontal Cleaning requires additional fees, and rescheduled for further treatment. Cannot be combined with other offers or dental discount plans.

Johansen Dental

Hours

M 9 AM–6 PM | Tu 9 AM–6 PM | Wed 9 AM–6 PM | Th 7 AM–2 PM | Fri 7 AM–2 PM

Contact

3800 W Ray Rd, Suite 11

Chandler, AZ 85226

(480) 345-0530