The Cost of NOT Replacing a Missing Tooth

by on February 6, 2018 in Oral Health and Oral Hygiene
The Cost of NOT Replacing a Missing Tooth

If you lose a tooth or have a tooth extracted is it really necessary to have it replaced? Maybe it’s not a front tooth and it doesn’t affect your smile much. You could always chew meat or crunchy foods on the other side. Is paying the cost to replace a tooth worth it? Maybe you could spend the money on something else? Let’s clear a few things up. It is necessary to replace a missing tooth. If not for ascetic reasons or just because it makes chewing and eating easier, you need to replace a missing tooth because if you don’t you risk; 

  • Gum Disease
  • Decay
  • Jaw Misalignment
  • TMJ 
  • Bone Loss
  • Shifting of the Teeth

You Have Options

There are options for replacing missing teeth. At Arena Family Dentistry in Worcester we can help you find solutions that will optimize your dental health. Dental bridges can replace your missing tooth with an artificial tooth and fill the gap between your teeth. Bridges can be made from porcelain, gold, alloy or a combination of the materials.  Dental implants are another option. This option puts a replacement tooth on an artificial root. Implants are the most advanced procedure for replacing missing teeth. 

Make an Appointment Today!

If you are missing a tooth or teeth, now is the time to make an appointment at Arena Family Dentistry. We can replace your missing tooth and get you on the road to optimal dental health. Replacing a missing tooth is worth it for your health and self-esteem. If you haven’t seen a dentist in a while that’s no problem, we understand that life sometimes gets in the way. Our dentist in Worcester will treat you with respect and dignity while helping you plan your dental future. 


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