Missing teeth can have a profound impact on the health, strength, and appearance of your smile. Even a single missing tooth can result in functional issues such as:
- Changes to bite tension
- Adjacent tooth slippage
- Uneven tooth wear
- Additional tooth loss
These problems are more likely as time progresses, making it important that you address the issue as soon as tooth loss occurs.
If you are missing one or more teeth and would like information about your tooth replacement options, please contact Terry Bass, DDS online or by calling our Oklahoma City office at 405-848-7780 today.
One of the biggest issues caused by tooth loss is jaw collapse. A tooth’s root is responsible for sending signals to the body that minerals are needed in specific areas of the jaw. When a tooth is gone, so too is its root, allowing the body to reabsorb those minerals and causing the jaw to change in shape and size.
Traditional dentures and dental bridges do not address this issue, though they can help restore bite strength and prevent some of the problems associated with tooth loss.
New You Dentures™
Oklahoma City dentist Dr. Terry Bass is pleased to offer New You Dentures™, a revolutionary neuromuscular tooth replacement option that can address all of the issues caused by tooth loss. New You Dentures can be secured with dental implants, the only treatment that replaces a missing tooth’s root to prevent structural changes to the jaw. They can also be secured with dental bridges and adhesion in cases where implants are not ideal.
For single tooth replacement, Dr. Bass often recommends dental implants as a stand-alone solution. During your initial consultation he will carefully assess your smile and recommend the treatment best suited to meet your specific needs.
To schedule your tooth replacement consultation with our Oklahoma City dentist, please call 405-848-7780 today. We welcome patients from Edmond, Lawton, Norman, and all surrounding Oklahoma communities.