If you are in Christiansburg, Blacksburg and Radford, find the best missing teeth solutions at Opulent Dental

Imagine smiling with your front teeth missing, even the imagination is unappealing to the eyes and the mind. Opulent Dental replaces the missing teeth in the most natural way. Nobody – not even you will be able to tell which tooth is real and which is not.

Even though aesthetics can be a major concern with missing teeth, there are many other reasons to not leave the “space” as it is. Missing teeth can lead to a plethora of oral problems, creating a chaos in the mouth. From early resorption to shifting your remaing teeth into abnormal positions and causing malocclusion, missing teeth need replacement.

What causes missing teeth?

Tooth loss can occurs in people of all ages, at any point in life. For patient awareness, and to promote a healthy community, Dr. Dutt at Opulent Dental, always educates people about the reasons that can cause missing teeth- the ones that can be avoidable and the ones that are not in your hand.

Things you should know that could lead to missing teeth:

  • Dental problems that require tooth extraction
  • Broken down roots (BDRs)
  • Trauma or car accidents
  • Congenitally missing teeth (genetic defects like ectodermal dysplasia)
  • Unerupted or partially erupted teeth
  • Certain systemic conditions
  • Gum diseases (periodontitis)
  • Aging

If you fall or were in a car accident and your teeth comes out, you require emergency dental care. Rush to the nearest hospital or dental ER.

Missing teeth that do not matter:

Wait, what? Since the beginning, we have been emphasizing on the importance of oral health and repercussions of tooth loss, then how can a missing tooth not matter.

Well, here are some missing teeth that do not cause any oral health problems and require no replacement:

  • Wisdom teeth
  • Teeth removed for orthodontic reasons
  • Extra teeth in mouth like mesiodens or para-molars
  • Milk teeth that remain in the oral cavity even after all permanent teeth have popped out

Only a dentist can tell which tooth needs replacement and which do not. Therefore, the secret to your oral health and gorgeous smile lies in the dentist’s office.

Treatment options for missing teeth:

The use of advanced technology and state-of the-art techniques, restoring the smile is no longer tedious or painful. However, it is important to note that it is not necessary that any two same patients qualify for the same dental treatments. The type of dental prosthesis you need will depend on:

  • The location of missing teeth
  • The health of your jawbone
  • Oral hygiene practice
  • Dental health of remaining teeth
  • Age
  • Affordability

Your dentist can opt for a fixed or removable dental prosthesis after a definitive diagnosis.

Fixed dental prosthesis:

  • Dental implants
  • Dental bridges
  • Dental crowns (only if the roots if the missing tooth are present)

Removable dental prosthesis:

  • Complete denture
  • Partial denture

Replacing the missing teeth restores the function and aesthetics of the oral cavity, allowing the patient to live a healthy life. Get yourself evaluated at Opulent Dental to know what dental solutions you need to improvise your oral health.


What is the best option for me to replace a front missing tooth?
If you are young with a healthy jaw bone and no systemic issues, dental implant is the best option for you. It is a fixed prosthesis that replicates the functions and appearance of a natural tooth in the best possible manner. However, implants are expensive and they are a life-long commitment. If you do not practice good oral hygiene or have a habit of smoking, you will not qualify for it. Do not worry we have several other excellent options for tooth replacement at Opulent Dental.
What happens if I do not get the missing teeth replaced?
You will face many oral health problems. There will be mal-alignment of the other teeth, changes in your bite and uneven smile. Missing teeth can also hinder the normal eating functions, causing an oral imbalance.

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