Posts Tagged ‘ missing teeth ’

If A Back Tooth Is Lost, Will You Miss It?

A surprising number of Americans — some 70% of the U.S. population — is thought to be missing at least one tooth, usually one of the molars in back. But if you can’t see the missing tooth, does it truly matter? Perhaps unexpectedly, the answer is: Yes, it does! The real problem with tooth loss […]

Teenagers & Dental Implants

When is the right time to use implants to replace missing teeth? Question: My daughter is 15 years old and is just finishing wearing braces. She is missing two of her upper front teeth which never developed. The orthodontist made space to have them replaced, but now we’re told she has to wait 2 to […]

Dental Implants—Your Third Set of Teeth

While implants were introduced into dental practices in the late 1970s, you may be surprised to know that the earliest recorded attempts of their use date back to the Mayan civilization around 600 A.D. Needless to say, dental implants have undergone giant leaps in improved design, success, and overall patient satisfaction since those ancient times! […]