Do I need to replace my missing tooth?

Having missing teeth can be embarrassing and cause issues with eating and overall quality of life. If you are missing a tooth, or multiple teeth, you may be wondering whether you need to replace your missing tooth or whether you can simply carry on without it. Watch this video by Dr. Arash Ravanbakhsh and then give us a call to set up a consultation where you can learn more about all of the available treatment options for replacing missing teeth in Calgary.

A lot of people ask if they need to replace their missing tooth. There are a lot of different factors that are involved in making that decision. When there’s a tooth missing, you want to think about aesthetics and the appearance of the area. You also want to think about function. Are you using that tooth to eat?

One of the repercussions that can happen when the tooth is gone is you can get some eruption of the tooth that’s above it. Sometimes you can get tilting of the teeth that are beside the extracted area.

Everyone has a unique circumstance. When you come in, we do a very thorough assessment and figure out what kind of repercussions you’re looking at. Some people live their entire lives with some teeth missing, and they’re totally fine, whereas some people have a much tougher time getting used to it. Again, it depends on the patient experience as well.

We’d be happy to talk to you about all those different factors at your consultation.

If you or someone you love is missing a tooth or multiple teeth, we can help. Schedule a consultation with Calgary dentist Dr. Arash Ravanbakhsh and let us show you the available options for replacing missing teeth so you can make an informed decision about your oral health.