We often think of missing teeth as a purely cosmetic problem. Basically, if the gap in our smile is visible, it’s a problem; otherwise, not so much. This is a vastly oversimplified way of dealing with a serious dental issue.
The American Dental Association reports that adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of three or more decayed or missing teeth. A lost tooth or teeth can lead to difficulty when chewing, cause teeth to shift and become misaligned or even create a bite imbalance that produces chronic headaches or other painful conditions of the head and neck. In some cases, bone loss can occur around a missing tooth.
The good news is advances in dental treatment have made it easier than ever to replace one or more missing teeth. Dr. Robert Harrell at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne has remedied this problem for countless patients over the last 15 years, using bridges, implants and other correctives.
If you are missing one or more teeth, don’t ignore the problem. Pick up the phone or use the contact form on the homepage to connect with Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne today to schedule a free, no-obligation smile consultation. During your visit a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how you will look when your treatment is complete.