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While never a welcome event, losing a permanent tooth can happen. Teeth can fall out or need to be extracted due to accidental trauma, severe decay or advanced gum disease. Regardless of the reason for your missing tooth, however, it is important to understand the need for replacing that tooth. Restorative dentistry offers a full range of excellent options in teeth replacement, including bridges, dentures and dental implants. In most cases, the only bad decision is choosing to ignore your gapped smile.

When you think of a missing tooth, your first concern may be related to cosmetics. How will a missing tooth impact the appearance of your smile? The truth is, however, missing teeth do far more than threaten your facial aesthetics. If not replaced in a timely manner, a missing tooth triggers a series of unwanted events within your oral health. The location and number of teeth missing can affect the severity of these oral health consequences.

Soon after an adult tooth falls out or is extracted, the neighboring teeth will naturally migrate towards the open space. This means your entire arch of teeth can shift out of proper alignment. Not only does this create a bad bite that can put extra strain on your TMJ (jaw joint), but misalignment often causes crooked or overlapping teeth that are difficult to keep clean. Consequently, you may find yourself vulnerable to more cavities and gum disease from the extra plaque buildup.

The consequences of missing teeth don’t end with your oral health. Since every tooth serves a unique purpose in helping us chew and speak, you may suffer from speech challenges as well as be forced to avoid eating certain foods. These are detriments that can undoubtedly affect your quality of life. Lastly, a missing tooth can’t stimulate your jawbone like it needs. Therefore, patients may experience a hallowing of their lower face if the jawbone loses its shape, density and form.

The good news is that missing teeth don’t have to be a threat at all. When replaced with today’s life-like dental restorations, you can avoid oral health issues, misalignment, low self-esteem and other setbacks of a missing tooth. Dental implants are the only restorative solution, however, that can help patients avoid bone loss after a missing tooth because they replace the missing tooth as well as the missing tooth root that is anchored into the jawbone.

Want to learn more about replacing that missing tooth or teeth? Call Crabapple Dental. Our dentists offer complete restorative dentistry and implant dentistry. We are confident we can help!

Posted on behalf of Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (678) 319-0123


Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Our Patient Reviews

Crabapple Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 39 reviews

Kim B.

This is by far the most customer focused dental practice I’ve ever experienced. Starting with Dr Roberts and her entire staff! Immediately I felt I was a priority and my anxiety slowly disappeared. She has state of the art technology and is a pleasure to work with!! She contacted me after hours to check on me after certain procedures!! Highly recommend!!!! A very warm and nurturing environment!!

Linda S.

Dr. Roberts and her entire staff are very friendly and professional. Dr. Roberts has a great "bedside manner" and clearly explains what she needs to and why, in a very calming manner. She is a perfectionist in her work, and I can honestly say I've never experienced pain during several crown procedures. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone.

Skyler S.

Every time I walk into Dr. Roberts' office, I feel at home. The establishment is clean and welcoming, and the staff is so friendly! I live in Atlanta, and I still make the trip up to Alpharetta just to go back to Crabapple Dental because I appreciate everything they do so much. They always have the most up to date technology and tools that makes my mouth feel more clean each time I go. Definitely recommend!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123