Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can mar an otherwise beautiful smile. Replacing them can restore the natural beauty of your smile and protect you from more extensive dental problems and the need for more extensive dental work. Dr. Buzz Raymond can replace your missing teeth with beautiful replacement teeth that are strong and durable.

Consequences of Missing Teeth

Replacing missing teeth will allow you to chew comfortably again. It is an investment in your future dental health because it will protect you from:
  • Teeth shifting out of alignment to fill the gap
  • Premature aging, making your face look older
  • Tooth decay and loss
  • Potential malnutrition if you have multiple missing teeth
  • Subconsciously hiding your smile
  • Gum disease

Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

A missing tooth or teeth can be replaced with an artificial tooth or a bridge. This involves reshaping the teeth on either side of the space for crowns, and then the bridge is cemented permanently. If the neighboring teeth have large fillings anyway, then a bridge can correct the problems on many teeth in a cost effective way. A bridge can save you money, compared to a dental implant.

Another way to replace missing teeth is with a dental implant. A dental implant replaces the root of one or more missing teeth, prevents further shrinkage of bone, and keeps your replacement crown or bridge in place without relying on surrounding teeth for support.

If you are not a good candidate for dental implants, or if you simply do not want dental implants, a bridge can be anchored to the surrounding healthy teeth with dental crowns.

You can learn more about solutions for missing teeth during your thorough examination or your free initial consultation at our office near Minneapolis, MN. Please contact us today to schedule your appointment, and in the meantime, take a look at our Smile Gallery to see the solutions for yourself.

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Valley Square Office Center
7575 Golden Valley Rd – STE 240
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427


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7575 Golden Valley Rd – STE 240
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427


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