What Would YOU Do To Replace A Missing Tooth?
Having a missing tooth can be very embarrassing! We have seen some pretty innovative ways to fill in the gap left by a missing tooth but this was a new one for our office!
When we first saw this patient, the upper left lateral incisor was extremely loose and protruding towards the lip. The patient refused to smile and held a hand over the protruding tooth during all conversations. The tooth came out on its own after a couple days and the patient needed to have some replacement for the missing tooth until we could do something more permanent. So in the meantime, the patient creatively folded toilet tissue into somewhat of a tooth form and filled the gap in the smile with this. The patient notes a need to replace the tissue several times daily!
Sometimes people with missing teeth– with or without periodontal disease – are embarrassed about their mouth to a point that it is difficult to even come to a dental office. Please don’t be afraid to go to your dentist to see what your options are! In our office, we believe every person has many reasons for having their teeth in their current condition when they arrive at our office. By making an appointment and walking in our door they have taken the first step to see what can be done about their missing tooth or teeth or any dental concern, even if that is just to get out of pain. We have been in practice in Grand Junction, Colorado for over 20 years. (Almost 24 years if you are counting!) In that time we have helped a lot of people improve their oral conditions and not be afraid to come to the dentist. This can be life changing! We want you to feel as comfortable as possible coming to see us, and we will try to present several options until we find the dental solution that is right for you. Our phone number is (970) 242-3635.