Category: Tooth Loss

Why It Is Crucial to Replace Lost Teeth

As children, we understood that it was natural to lose our baby teeth and develop adult teeth, but as adults, the set we have is the only there is, and if a tooth were to be lost or extracted, we could not naturally replace it. Because of this notion, we make an effort to practice… Read more »

Connecting Puffy Gums To Tooth Loss: What’s The Story?

When you look in the mirror and you realize that you have puffy gums, the very last thing on your mind probably includes worrying about losing your teeth. However, you may wonder: Should this be a concern? Should it come to mind? While we certainly don’t want you to feel overwhelmed and frantic about the… Read more »

You Really Want To Address Tooth Loss Quickly

Do we want you to feel stressed out once you’re dealing with tooth loss? Absolutely not! We know that when you’re dealing with the fresh experience of missing teeth, it can be quite upsetting. What our Ankeny, IA team does want? For you to feel much better about your smile not by rationalizing to yourself… Read more »

3 Reasons To Feel Better About Tooth Loss

Are you feeling a bit blue because you have lost a tooth? Perhaps you have lost more than one tooth. The good news is that you don’t have to feel bad about tooth loss. You can instead choose to feel motivated and excited about all that the future holds! Having a hard time accomplishing this? Take… Read more »

Tooth Loss Prevention Quiz

When you think about tooth loss, what do you envision? Do you imagine this is something that just happens and that is out of your control entirely? Do you assume it is something that only happens as the result of extremely significant injury to a tooth? When we speak with patients about this topic, we… Read more »

Which Dental Prosthetic Should You Choose?

Life is all about choices. Fortunately, that’s also true when it comes to your dental health. A healthy mouth holds a total of 32 teeth (including four wisdom teeth), and provides an intimidating number of possible tooth loss patterns. Whether your teeth succumb to decay and must be extracted, or are lost due to severe… Read more »

Stop Wishing and Start Completing Your Smile

While your grandkids are busy making their perfect Christmas lists, you’re probably just excited to spend a little extra time with them this holiday season. But if that extra time will be filled with insecurity because of a missing tooth, it’s time to tackle your own, adult Christmas list. Lucky for you, it doesn’t require… Read more »

A Few Questions About Adult Tooth Loss

Given the advances in modern dentistry, you now have several different options for replacing a tooth that has been lost or extracted. From traditional dental bridges and dentures to advanced dental implant prosthetics, we can create a lifelike restoration that rebuilds your smile and restores its beautiful, youthful appearance. Still, the most effective way to… Read more »