Get a personalized treatment plan for missing teeth
If you’re missing one or more teeth, schedule a visit to our South Reno dentist today. We offer high-quality, expert care to those suffering from missing teeth and are ready to create a personalized plan just for you.
Learn about our common tooth replacement options and let’s find the best one for you — whether that’s dentures, partial dentures, dental bridges, or implant restorations. Get started today.
Reasons for Replacing a Tooth
In rare situations, it’s okay to not replace a missing tooth. For example, when a tooth is removed to address overcrowding or when removing a wisdom tooth. But until you talk to a dentist, you should assume that a missing tooth is a problem that must be addressed.
Beyond decreased confidence in your smile, missing teeth lead to a variety of long-term health and lifestyle wellness problems, including:
- High risk of developing tooth decay or gum disease
- Bone loss in the jaw
- Shifting of surrounding teeth
- Trouble chewing and eating
What Causes Missing Teeth?
Untreated gum disease
Severe tooth decay
Impact or injury
Unique genetics that may predispose you to tooth loss
Creating Your Missing Tooth Treatment Plan
If you’re missing teeth, you have multiple options available to you. The best treatment option is going to depend on your specific situation, health, and lifestyle. That’s why it’s important to talk with Dr. Waring. It starts with a thorough, gentle examination where we’ll diagnose your health, outline our recommendation, and answer all your questions.
Not sure if we’re the right dentist for you? Schedule a short meet and greet with Dr. Waring. We’ll give you a tour of the office, answer questions, and help you feel more comfortable in your decision.
Call (775) 329-8886
Your Questions, Answered
Are my teeth too bad to fix?
No one’s smile is beyond hope. However, those with cancer, uncontrolled gum disease, and poor jaw bone structure are all risk factors that need to be addressed before considering tooth replacement. Our team will work with you to improve your overall health before recommending the best missing tooth treatment for you.
How do you prevent missing teeth?
While there are many great ways to fix missing teeth, it’s important to take steps starting now for preventing tooth loss. Good brushing and flossing habits, regular exams, and cleanings are so important. Additionally, we recommend avoiding smoking and following any treatment recommendations outlined by your dentist. Remember that fixing small issues now will help you avoid bigger, more expensive problems later.
My child knocked out a baby tooth. Should I worry?
While baby teeth are meant to fall out eventually, if it’s lost well before its time (usually as a result of injury or decay), it may pose a risk to your child’s lifelong dental health. If your child loses a baby tooth before the permanent tooth is starting to grow, schedule a checkup to have the issue assessed as soon as possible.
Will dental insurance pay to fix my missing teeth?
Most forms of dental insurance do include some coverage for restorative procedures that will cover a portion of the cost of replacing missing teeth. We can verify your insurance coverage and help you understand the full cost of treatment. Our office is considered out-of-network with insurance providers, but if you do have insurance, our staff is happy to help find out your estimated copay. We will also submit your complete claims and paperwork for you. If you do not have dental insurance, we also offer a membership plan to help you save on care.