Figure out the Best Way to Tackle Your Missing Teeth Problem!

Imagine not being able to eat your favorite food like a juicy steak or crunchy apple because you are missing a tooth. Or imagine not getting that dream job because your confidence is hindered by a smile with missing teeth. Unfortunately, missing teeth problems like these impact more adults than you might think! According to the American Dental Association, the average adult has three or more missing teeth or decay that warrants a tooth to be pulled and replaced. While it may be easy to just accept missing teeth, especially if they are at the back of your smile, there are serious consequences to consider if missing teeth are ignored.

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Claim the Crown

Crowns are a popular solution used to address cracked, discolored, or otherwise failing teeth. Today’s crowns are indistinguishable from normal teeth and allow people to resume chewing as they normally would, as well as give them the confidence to show off their smiles. To learn how crowns can improve your smile, view our infographic below!

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Save Your Tooth With a Crown

What can you do if a tooth still has a strong root but is too fragile to support a filling? The experienced dental team at VSP Dental recommends a dental crown. Why won't a filling be enough in some cases? I, Dr. Patel, of VSP Dental invite you to consider some information about how a crown can benefit you.

When a Filling Won't Cut It

Your tooth is made of a few essential layers. If it is damaged severely enough through fracture or decay, there may not be enough of these layers to support a filling. If there is too much filling material, then the rest of your tooth would be prone to fracturing even more. A crown makes the best use of the remaining tooth structure and provides a strong and even surface are for chewing.

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Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges: Which is Right for You?

If you’re missing one or more teeth, then be assured that you aren’t alone. As noted by the American College of Prosthodontists, 178 million people across the country are missing at least one tooth -- and that number is expected to grow over the next 20 years. That’s the bad news.

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