Category: Missing Teeth

Is Extraction the Best Option?

Mansfield extraction

  Tooth pain or infection can severely impact your mental health as well as oral health. No one wants to hear that they need an extraction but sometimes it is the only solution to restore health and well-being. In this blog, your Mansfield, TX, dentist explores when removal is needed, the process involved, and touches on… Read more »

Tooth Loss Can Be Prevented

The majority of people are likely to experience some degree of tooth loss at some point in their life. While tooth loss is common, it does not mean that it is inevitable. There are several causes for someone to lose a tooth. Most of the causes for tooth loss can be prevented with vigilant oral… Read more »

The Importance of Replacing a Missing Tooth

As adults, when we lose a tooth, we do not get the joy and fun of a visit from the tooth fairy. Losing a tooth as an adult can be a very unfun experience. Teeth are lost or extracted for a wide variety of reasons, such as injury, severe damage or cavities, or gum disease…. Read more »

The Connection Between Lost Teeth And TMD

Has a missing tooth affected how comfortable you are with your smile? Has your ability to chew food been compromised? A lost tooth can be introduce several complications into your life. These compromises with routine jaw function can actually lead to TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder), an uncomfortable affliction that can cause pain in your face… Read more »

Tooth Loss Is More Than Just A Cosmetic Problem

Children have the tooth fairy to look forward to, but you would be hard-pressed to find an adult who is excited to lose a tooth. That unsightly absence can mar your smile, and undermine your confidence. Tooth loss can also complicate the way a person chews, and speaks. A missing tooth leaves the surrounding teeth… Read more »

Learn More About Supportive Dental Implants

For many patients, dental implants make tooth loss much less of a threat to their oral health than it otherwise would be. Even conventional replacement teeth, like dental bridges and dentures, can only do so much when it comes to restoring your dental health following tooth loss. As the only option for replacing your lost… Read more »

Oral Health Connected to Overall Health for Older Adults

Over the past six decades, more and older adults have retained their natural teeth. Tooth loss has gradually declined. Missing teeth can lead to bone loss, sunken facial features, and embarrassment. With a greater awareness and appreciation for dental hygiene habits, more elderly adults retain their teeth and are able to eat, speak, and feel healthy… Read more »

Dental Implants True/False Quiz with Your Mansfield Dentist

Dental implants are quickly becoming the leading choice for replacing missing teeth. They perform and feel like one’s natural teeth. This is tied to their unique use of a prosthetic tooth root. Dental implants actually replace the missing tooth root with a titanium root. The jawbone fuses to the tooth root in a process known… Read more »

Dental Implants Trivia with Your Mansfield Dentists

Your Mansfield dentists know that choosing a tooth replacement system is a big decision that requires careful thought and research. Dental implants are unique from other tooth replacement options such as bridges or dentures because they alone replace the tooth root with a prosthetic root. The jawbone will grow around and unite with the surface… Read more »

How Dental Implants Can Protect Your Jawbone

When you lose a tooth, it obviously affects your smile. However, your appearance is not the only thing that suffers; the loss of just one tooth can lead to a significantly diminished jawbone. In turn, this can lead to more tooth loss, which further compromises your jaw. It is a vicious cycle. Fortunately, dental implants… Read more »