Missing teeth are nothing to smile about. Whatever the reason for losing the tooth, more problems may surface after the tooth is gone. Healthy teeth can shift to compensate for the gap left by former teeth, and if left untreated for a long period, the jaw bone can start to deteriorate or atrophy.
Consider dental implants as a solution for missing teeth. Because a titanium post is surgically implanted into the bone, it prevents atrophy and acts as a “root” for a prosthetic replacement tooth. Implants allow your teeth to function like normal, meaning you can eat, brush, and floss like you always have.
Dr. Shook places and restores implants right in his Hayesville dental office. It’s convenient and comfortable care with the team of professionals you trust. Ask us about our multiple implant options for replacing missing teeth.