Your smile is supposed to be a source of pride for you. You should be able to show it whenever you want, without reservation. If you are embarrassed to smile, Dr. Wilhelm can help you. Tooth loss is a big reason many feel wary of smiling around others. Let our Woodbury, MN prosthodontist help you fix that and get you back to smiling whenever the mood strikes.
Causes of Tooth Loss
There are many things that can cause tooth loss. Some of them are avoidable, and others you might not ever see coming. Here are some of the reasons you may lose a tooth.
- Accident – Things happen, and there are situations you just can’t avoid. If you have an accident that severely damages your tooth, you may need to have it removed. Don’t worry – this is not the end of your smile. Dr. Wilhelm and his staff are here to help keep an injury from threatening your dental health. We have tooth replacement options to fill your smile and get you back to living life without embarrassment or pain.
- Genetics – We all have traits and conditions passed down to us from our parents, whether for good or bad. Perhaps your family has passed down their susceptibility to tooth loss. Dr. Wilhelm knows how important your teeth are to the function, feel, and look of your smile. We have tooth replacement options to help you regain those aspects as well as your health.
- Preventive Care – Sometimes, you need to sacrifice one tooth for the safety of your other teeth. An impacted tooth is an example of this. Dr. Wilhelm will help you understand why the tooth needs to be taken out and what the benefit is to your other teeth and your smile.
- Oral Hygiene – Poor oral hygiene may lead to tooth decay, and tooth decay can lead to tooth loss. Don’t feel guilty about neglecting your teeth; we will help you get past this problem. Our tooth replacement solutions will help you get your smile back and give you a second chance.
Tooth Replacement Options
Dental Implants – These replacement tooth roots can be used to hold different restorative options in place. Whether you need to have a single tooth replaced or would like a whole dental arch put in with our All-on-4 technique, you can have the kind of smile you have always imagined with help from Mark W. Wilhelm, DMD, MSD.
Dentures – The tried and true way to replace a dental arch, dentures from Dr. Wilhelm are able to give you a partial or full restorative dental arch and get you back to smiling freely again. Dental implant options are available in conjunction with your denture solution as well, so you can enjoy the stability and bone health protection that they provide along with your new smile.