Missing teeth are more than a dental health concern—they impact your daily quality of life in many ways and can be the cause of a cascade of additional oral health concerns over time. Promptly and effectively replacing a missing tooth, or several missing teeth, is the key to enjoying a functional smile and good long-term dental health.
Located in Alexandria, Dr. Mojgan Mazhari can replace missing teeth with a variety of custom, aesthetically pleasing options for a beautiful, functional smile. Dr. Mazhari offers dental implants, dentures, and dental bridges to address your personal oral health needs, cosmetic goals, and budget. She will work with you on an individual basis to choose the best option for you and create a personal treatment plan to bring back your smile.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
A missing tooth, or several missing teeth, have many effects on your oral and overall health. When a tooth is lost, the missing tooth root no longer stimulates healthy bone growth in the jaw where the tooth used to be. This affects the shape of the jaw over time as remaining teeth begin to shift and fill the void if left untreated, often leading to changes in the bite and other complex problems. In addition, the changes precipitated by a lost tooth that is not replaced increase the risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay. Missing teeth can affect your speech and ability to chew certain foods, forcing social and dietary changes that affect your quality of life each day.
Dr. Mazhari emphasizes the importance of proper and prompt tooth replacement to avoid the development of additional dental problems and to ensure the ability to choose from a range of tooth replacement options. If left untreated for too long and in the presence of complex concerns, your replacement options, such as dental implants, may become limited and less appealing.
Treatment Options for Missing Teeth
Dr. Mazhari can replace missing teeth with options that range from the traditional to the advanced, depending on your unique needs and goals when it comes to restoring your smile. The right choice for you will be determined after a comprehensive evaluation and discussion of your overall oral health. Dr. Mazhari will explain all aspects of your most appropriate options, including total cost. Treatment for missing teeth can include:
Schedule An Appointment
The first step is to schedule an appointment to discuss dental implants with Dr. Mazhari in our Northern Virginia dentist office. We welcome new patients and offer sedation dentistry for those who suffer from dental anxiety. Contact us at (703) 212-9622 or request an appointment online.