Replace Missing Teeth With Dental Implants - Talk To Dr. Hiers About The Possibilities
"Well, you know Doc, it's just a back tooth. No one will see it so I'll just get rid of it. It's not going to make a difference." Unfortunately, we hear this type of comment at Eastern Shore Smile Solutions more often than you would think.
The plain truth is that it will make a difference. At Eastern Shore Smile Solutions we know the loss of just a single tooth can set a course that can destroy an entire mouth. "Well, if that's true, tell me more. I sure don't want to lose the front ones that I smile with."
Dr. Hiers often answers with an explanation that teeth will drift and tip into a space that is created by missing teeth. Just like two gears of a car that are not properly aligned, pretty soon you've got a whole lot of problems.
"Well, I don't like that. What can I do?" If it sounds like I've heard this conversation a few times, you're right. If I'm going to keep a patient happy, I need to provide options at this point.
One of the options we often discuss at Eastern Shore Smile Solutions would be a dental implant. This is the replacement of a tooth with a false root that is surgically placed. Dr. Hiers then carefully constructs a dental crown to replace the missing tooth, to prevent teeth from shifting and thereby causing further tooth loss.