Missing teeth is associated with sports or other forms of physical activity. While athletes may view tooth gaps as a badge of honor, having a gap can invite unwanted conditions such as gum disease and tooth loss. Without proper treatment, missing teeth can ultimately result in lower quality dental health.
A missing tooth affects a large percentage of the U.S. population, with as many as 178 million missing at least one tooth. An additional 35 million are missing all of their teeth. These conditions and their causes come down to the supporting bone of teeth, which require a certain amount of stimulation to maintain shape and density. The Alveolar bone, as an example, surrounds and supports the teeth. Small stresses are transmitted through the periodontal ligament, stimulating and activating the surrounding bone to continue the rebuilding and regeneration processes.
At Atlantic Family Dentistry, we invest in innovative, patient-friendly processes to improve these conditions. Our methods make use of biocompatible material, providing complete restorations with fewest level of risks. Our approach is supplemented with dental implants, which can be used to help anchor a full set of dentures.
If you part of a percentage of Americans affected by a missing tooth, it is important to obtain professional treatment immediately. Schedule an appointment at Atlantic Family Dentistry by calling (973) 450-4400.