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Missing Teeth: Implants, Bridges, and Dentures


Are you ready for a full, balanced smile?

Boost your self-confidence and replace your missing teeth with restorative dentistry options. But why replace missing teeth in the first place? What are the problems that can arise with one or multiple missing teeth?

Missing Teeth: Implants, Bridges, and Dentures

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

Replacing missing teeth not only gives you a fuller smile but improves your oral health. Multiple health problems can develop if missing teeth are not replaced soon enough. Some common problems include:

  • Gum deterioration
  • Shifting teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Speech issues
  • Bone loss

Missing Teeth Risk Factors

There are also several risk factors that make others more prone to missing teeth:

  • Gum disease
  • Injury
  • Overconsuming alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Malnutrition

Restorative Treatment for Missing Teeth

Dr. Robert Gauthier & Associates at Apex Dental offer solutions that replace and restore missing teeth for a fuller smile. Before treatment, Dr. Gauthier will review your options with you and will assess your oral health to see which restorative treatment is right for you.

Some of these restorative solutions include:

Dental Implants

Dental implants act as a replacement tooth root for a missing tooth or teeth. In this procedure, a titanium post is adhered to the jaw bone so that it can bond to bone tissue. After a healing period of 3 to 6 months, a dental crown, bridge, or denture is anchored to the dental implant. This option provides a strong and durable solution that also improves oral health.

Dental Bridges

Bonded to neighboring teeth for a natural look, dental bridges are an effective solution for patients who are missing several consecutive teeth. This treatment prevents tooth crowding and further bone loss from ever occurring.


Dentures use tooth-colored materials to replace the upper, lower, or both arches of teeth. Implant-secured dentures, or “all-on-four” offer a more secure fit for patients that want a more permanent solution. Apex Dental offers options for immediate, same-day restoration.

Schedule an Appointment

Don’t hide your smile because of a missing tooth or teeth. Restore your teeth for a full and balanced smile. Call Apex Dental (508) 506-1691. You can also make an appointment with us online.