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Most Adults are Missing Teeth

Posted on August 13th, 2015

Adults Missing TeethLosing teeth as an adult isn’t as uncommon as you think. According to the American Dental Association, the average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has three or more decayed or missing teeth. And the Centers for Disease Control reported in 2011 that a quarter of Americans 65 and older were missing all of their teeth.

And while we’re quite sure Houston patients won’t like the look of their smiles quite as much with missing teeth, that isn’t the biggest reason why they should come see Dr. Dassani to get it fixed.

Gaps left in your smile can cause your remaining teeth to drift and change your bite, making your jaw sore and possibly causing excessive wear to your other teeth. And because more of your gums are exposed when your teeth shift, you could be at higher risk for gum disease because there are more places for plaque to build.

Fortunately, you have a few choices of how to fix this problem. You can get an implant, or you could opt for a dental bridge. Dental bridges range from fixed bridges to cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges. Your dentist will determine the kind of bridge based on your needs and condition.

If you have a missing tooth issue, we are here to help. Contact Dassani Dentistry today to make an appointment.

 

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About Meghna Dassani, DMD

Dr. Meghna Dassani received her initial dental training from the University of Mumbai, India, where she graduated in 1996 as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). After working as an associate for one year, she established her own practice in Mumbai, India. She successfully operated this practice for six years prior to moving to the US. When Dr. Meghna Dassani is not in the office she is at home being a mommy to her 2 beautiful girls and enjoying time relaxing with her husband. Since opening her own practice in 2011 she doesn’t have a lot of free time but when the time allows she enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, visiting with friends and family and of course SHOPPING with a Starbucks in her hand!

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