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The Problem With Missing Teeth

Marietta GA Dentist That Offers DenturesThere are many reasons why individuals lose their teeth, with tooth decay being the primary reason. In essence, when teeth are not properly cared for over time, decay causes them to become loose and fall out. Without question, periodontal (gum) disease contributes as well, as gum tissues become puffy and recede away from teeth. Even so, injury or trauma, as well as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) may also play a role as the weight of grinding and clenching the teeth causes them to loosen. Whatever the case, however, missing teeth can result in a host of problems. Some of the more obvious concerns involve eating and speaking. Yet, when remaining teeth in the jaw begin to move into the spaces left by missing teeth, an individual’s bite takes on a new shape, causing severe misalignments and oral health concerns.

Teeth provide structural support for one’s face, as well as support for adjacent teeth. This explains why when one tooth falls out, an adjacent tooth is not far behind. As this process continues, an individual is at risk for loosing more natural teeth. What’s more is that gum tissues also begin to wear away. Thus, with time, the individual’s face may take on a sunken appearance.

What Can I Do For My Missing Teeth?

If you are missing teeth, it’s important to seek treatment quickly, even if you’re not experiencing pain or sensitivity. This is because the effects of tooth loss occur quickly.

Fortunately, advancements in dentistry have awarded patients with many solutions, both surgical and non-surgical, for replacing their missing teeth. Partial dentures and complete dentures, as well as bridges, remain popular options. Yet, for patients seeking permanent solutions, dental implants and implant-supported dentures are highly effective and provide long-term stability and strength.

Welcome To Grateful Dental

Providing comprehensive, top quality dentistry to patients in Marietta and surrounding communities, Dr. Leia Porcaro at Grateful Dental welcomes your family to her practice today. When it comes to missing teeth, Dr. Porcaro’s experience helps patients make informed decisions that will best suit their needs. There’s no doubt—you’ll feel at ease with the compassionate, professional care at Grateful Dental. Call today!

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Grateful Dental
2000 Powers Ferry Rd SE, #1
Marietta, GA 30067
(678) 593-2979

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Had a great visit! Janice was a pleasure and Dr. Porcaro was very personable. They both made me feel at ease. The doctors husband (can’t remember his name) was able to find the best financing to fit our budget. I would definitely recommend Grateful Dental to my friends and family.


Very professional place ! Scheduling appointments can be done quickly and very easily online. Clean and updated office. All the staffs are very friendly. Never have to wait long for my appointment. My cleaning went well today and a big thank you to Terra. She is the best!

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I have always had a pleasant experience at each visit. The wait time is not long at all . They make sure that the patient are always comfortable. So thank you Grateful Dental for your services.

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