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Do you ever struggle to smile because you’re missing a tooth? Do you have a hard time eating or struggle to make certain sounds? Fortunately, if you suffer from any of these issues, there are a number of options you could consider for treatment. However, did you know that not replacing your pearly whites could lead to a number of issues?

For example, if you’re missing one or more teeth, you could experience bad breath. You see, if you’re missing a tooth, your smile will be more difficult to clean. Sadly, this can leave you more vulnerable to gum disease. Similarly, if you’re missing a tooth, your other teeth could shift. You could also suffer from bone loss, which could eventually lead to tooth loss.

Fortunately, there are a number of options you could consider using to replace missing teeth. For instance, we may recommend a dental bridge if you’re missing several consecutive teeth. An implant is another option you could consider if you’re interested in having an extremely durable restoration. If you’re missing a number of teeth, dentures are another option you should consider. Fortunately, any of these options can match your other teeth and restore your ability to chew and speak comfortably.

If you’re interested in learning more about replacing a missing tooth in Bartlett, Illinois, we invite you to give The Bartlett Dental Station a call at 630-837-2779. Our dentist, Dr. Mark Prosniewski, and our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to receiving your call soon!