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Missing Teeth - Dentures, Partials, Implants and Fixed Bridges

Information about missing teeth and replacement options.
Dental Implant Photo Gallery
This dental photo gallery will show you various pictures of dental implants and the stages of having dental implants placed.
Taking Care of Your Dentures
Proper care can keep both your dentures and your mouth in good shape. These tips will help you learn the correct way to clean, handle and store your dentures.
Effects of Poor Fitting Dentures
Learn about the problems that ill fitting dentures can cause as well as when they need to be replaced, how to properly care for them and why you should never try to repair them yourself.
Do Your False Teeth Fit?
Learn about the problems that ill fitting dentures can cause as well as when they need to be replaced, how to properly care for them and why you should never try to repair them yourself.
Flossing Underneath Fixed Dental Bridges
Flossing underneath fixed dental bridges is a key factor in maintaining good oral health and protecting your dental investment. These easy steps will show you how to floss in between the bridge and the gumline.
What is a Dental Implant?
Describes what a dental implant is and why you might need one.
Dental Implants - Smiles Replacing Surgery
Dr. Steven D. Spitz, founder and principal of Smileboston™ Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, explains the various dental options available that will make a distinct difference in the facial structure of an individual in conjunction with, or in lieu of, traditional cosmetic surgery. Small changes revitalize that youthful look creating the illusion of a facelift while strengthening the bone for years.
What is Periodontitis?
Explains what periodontitis is and how periodontitis can be linked to heart attacks and strokes.
Heart Disease and Tooth Loss
Descibes a dental study reported in the December 2005 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine linking cardiovascular disease to tooth loss.
Dental Photo Gallery
This dental photo gallery will show you various pictures of different dental conditions.
What is a Prosthodontist?
Describes what a prosthodontist is and what they do.
What is a Missing Tooth Clause?
If you have dental insurance, chances are you have a missing tooth clause. Find out what a missing tooth clause means and if it could affect you.
Denture Care
When many natural teeth are missing or diseased, dentures may be required. If you have dentures or will be getting them, you will want to follow these guidelines for proper care.
Broken or knocked out tooth
What do you do if you or your child gets a broken or knocked out tooth? Follow the tips in this guideline for safely transporting a tooth for reimplantation.
Find a Prosthodontist
The American College of Prosthodontists provides an easy way to find a prosthodontist inside or outside of the United States.
Research Summary: Dental Implants
Dental implants are very small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the bone to provide a secure foundation for artificial teeth. An appointment to get dental implants is usually done in two surgical procedures within about 3 - 6 months of each other. According to abc7news.com, some dentists are now able to do dental implants in a one hour office visit.
Bone Loss: The Ultimate Consequence of Missing Teeth
When teeth are missing for an extended time, bone loss will occur. Learn about bone loss and the advantages of dental implants used in tooth replacement therapy.
Cleft Palate Missing Tooth Fact Sheet
A person born with a cleft lip and/or palate often have a missing tooth. A special treatment plan is needed for resolving the functional and cosmetic problems the absence creates.
Congenitally Missing Teeth - Hypondontia and Oligodontia
Two congential conditions, Hypodontia and Oligodontia, describe teeth that never developed in a child. Also described at "primary failure of eruption." Learn more about these conditions, causes, and treatment.
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