Replacing a few teeth
One of the most common procedures that I do is replace missing teeth through prosthetics. I replace teeth for one of three reasons: better chewing, better speaking, or better smiles. I find that for most of my patients the most important one of the three is having a better smile, but often people do not appreciate how important good chewing is until it is not possible any longer. Speaking is a tough one to judge because often the tongue can adjust well to different situations, but the “F,” “Th,” and “S” sounds depend much on tooth position. When I am replacing less than three teeth, the three options ...