What Can You Do About Missing Teeth?

If you are missing one or more teeth, you can get long-lasting restorative treatment to renew your smile. It is important to replace teeth because gaps left by missing teeth can lead to overcrowding. Overcrowded, shifting teeth are difficult to clean, and make it easier for plaque to build up.

Missing Teeth Treatment Options

Before choosing a restorative treatment, Dr. Daryle Mahnke will assess your teeth and gums, taking your budget and oral health goals into account. He may then recommend one of these treatments:

Dental Implants

Dental implants consist of titanium posts which are inserted into the jawbone. After a healing period of 3 to 6 months, the posts are capped with abutments and dental crowns. Dental implants look and feel natural, and are a great way to restore the form and function of teeth.

Dental Bridges

Multiple consecutive missing teeth can be replaced with removable or implant-secured dental bridges. Adjacent natural teeth can also help stabilize dental bridges, which blend in with high-quality reflective material.


Patients who are missing whole arches of teeth can benefit from removable or implant-secured dentures. Dental implants provide more stability for dentures and greatly benefit gum tissue, especially if the majority of teeth are missing.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Replace your missing teeth for a more balanced smile. Call our office at (989) 272-2478. You can also request an appointment with our professionals online here.