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Top Reasons to Replace a Missing Tooth

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Your adult teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Teeth may need to be removed when damage is too extensive to repair, such as after accidental trauma or when there is severe infection or decay. Regardless of how you lost your tooth or where it is in your mouth, it needs to be replaced. The human body doesn’t grow new adult teeth, however, your mouth still needs each and every tooth in your smile. Not replacing missing teeth can lead to several setbacks within your dental health, physical appearance and overall well-being.

Restorative dentistry is the niche field of dentistry that focuses on replacing missing teeth. With today’s advancements in technology and materials, patients have options in prosthetic teeth that look, feel and function just like natural teeth. Depending on your clinical needs, personal goals and unique budget, you may choose a dental bridge, dental implant, denture, partial or implant-supported denture when replacing missing teeth.

If you’re still on the fence about spending the money to replace a lost tooth, you should fully understand the consequences of delaying or neglecting restorative dentistry when it is warranted.

Missing Teeth Triggers an Unfortunate Chain of Events

You’ll be surprised at how just one missing tooth can affect your smile and your quality of life.  As soon as your tooth is removed or lost, a detrimental chain of events begins to occur, which includes the following:

Less Confident Smile – Many patients suffer threats to their self-esteem due to the unsightly gap in their smile that a missing tooth leaves behind. You may hide your smile or avoiding smiling at all.

Shifting Teeth and Oral Health Issues – The surrounding teeth will naturally migrate towards the open space of a missing tooth. This causes misalignment and crooked teeth that makes your smile hard to keep clean. You may suffer frequent decay as well as experience jaw pain from an unbalanced bite.

Bone Loss and Premature Facial Aging – When the jawbone doesn’t have enough stimulation from your teeth, it can begin to resorb or lose density and shape. Over time, you can experience changes in your lower face, such as a sunken and aged appearance. Only dental implants can solve this drawback of missing teeth.

Compromised Dental Function – Your teeth do a lot for you on a daily basis. You may be surprised to realize that your chewing and speaking functions are compromised when just one tooth is missing from your smile.

Ready to replace your missing tooth? Act promptly before the consequences of missing teeth begin. At the office of Dr. Mitzi Morris, we proudly offer a full menu of advanced treatment options in restorative dentistry. A confident and healthy smile is just a phone call away.

Posted on the behalf of Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

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Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

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