Do you suffer from the loss of one or more teeth? Losing your teeth can lead to major consequences for both the health and appearance of your smile. How do you restore missing teeth? With a dental prosthetic, you can soon enjoy a whole and healthy smile once again.

Missing Teeth Quiz

  1. True or False: Tooth loss can cause oral health issues.
  2. True or False: We can place a dental bridge.
  3. True or False: Dentures offer solutions to total tooth loss.
  4. True or False: Dental implants replace all parts of a lost tooth.

Answer Key

  1. True. When you lose a tooth surrounding teeth may start to move towards the now empty gap in your smile. The resulting misalignment can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and teeth grinding. In addition, losing your teeth can make eating difficult, reducing proper nutritional intake.
  2. True. One of the more common methods of restoring missing teeth, a dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth in a row. We create artificial teeth form lifelike materials, attaching a dental crown to each end. The crowns anchor the new tooth into place, allowing you to smile with confidence.
  3. True. When you lose most or all of your teeth on an arch you run the risk of poor nutrition, difficulty speaking, and changes in your facial structure. However, we can provide a dental prosthetic in the form of dentures. Replacement teeth with a gum-like base, dentures are held in place with a combination of natural suction and possibly adhesive.
  4. True. Instead of just replacing the visual part of a tooth, dental implants also replace the root. The resulting tooth is strong, lifelike, and can prevent the loss of jawbone tissue that often occurs with tooth loss. Dental implants look natural and have been known to last as long as 25 years.


With offices throughout Riverside Country, including Corona, Temecula, and Moreno Valley, Riverside Dental Group is happy to provide advanced general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services to patients of all ages. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call our office today at (951) 689-5031.