Fix a missing tooth for proper chewing
If you have a missing tooth, whether caused by accident or natural, it is better to see a dentist. Don't neglect thinking, "Oh, just a tooth. It can wait." A missing tooth may end up with the shifting of the teeth, resulting in a bite problem. An improper bite can lead to unwanted issues, including neck pain, headache, tooth loss, uneven teeth wearing, etc.
When the gap caused by the missing tooth is left untreated, the surrounding teeth will lose the support that makes the rest of the teeth in line, and the surrounding teeth will likely begin to shift. The teeth support each other, and when one is missing, the teeth on either side can start to move into the gap. Eventually, teeth may become crooked, or new openings may appear between the remaining teeth. So it is better to get a permanent tooth replacement.
Charlie had a missing front tooth for a long time, so his other teeth had shifted toward the teeth gap. Missing a front tooth can be embarrassing and inconvenient.
A missing tooth can also create a difficult place to clean and lead to other problems like bone loss or decay around the existing teeth.
In his case, we proceeded with his treatment with porcelain crowns and bridge; it was one of the excellent ways to replace a missing tooth and attain straight teeth. This treatment gave him a smile he had wanted and natural teeth' functionality when chewing, brushing, or smiling.
Dr. Shimizu always takes time to achieve aesthetic and functional results, and he was pleased with the results.
Smile Design Cases:
Straight teeth without braces
Flared teeth fix
Missing teeth fix
Small teeth fix
Uneven tooth color fix
Teeth discoloration repair
Worn teeth repair and treatment
Damaged teeth repair
Short teeth fix
Gap teeth fix
Full mouth dental reconstruction
Fix overlapping teeth without braces
Giving people the smile they want is our passion!
Dr. Shimizu is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. There are 417 dental professionals worldwide (Only six in Houston area) as of 2021 who have achieved this prestigious honor.