Missing Teeth// Gilbert, AZ
Whether your dentist uses the term “restorative dentistry” or “prosthetic dentistry,” the goal is to keep your natural teeth as long as possible. Replacing missing teeth with an implant, bridge, full denture or partial denture helps promote dental health. When you fill in the missing tooth in the mouth, you can help prevent dental caries to the remaining teeth because odd- shaped gaps are vulnerable spots for plaque to build up. Missing teeth can also put stress on your remaining natural teeth because you don’t have as much chewing surface to take advantage of.