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The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth Princeton, NJ

A beautiful smile can open many doors. More importantly, a healthy smile can also be indicative of good general health and well-being. Missing teeth can take a toll on the appearance of your smile and your overall health. Replacing them can make a world of difference.

Missing Teeth Affect Health

Most people enjoy being able to smile and show all their teeth, at least those in the smile area. When anterior teeth are lost, self-esteem and self-confidence can be lowered. You look in the mirror and do not like what you see when big gaps mar your smile.

The front teeth are used in biting and tearing food. Think of eating corn on the cob or tearing off a bit of chicken from the bone. When these teeth are missing, tearing and biting become problematic. Speech becomes affected also, since these teeth are used in sounding out certain words.

Posterior teeth are used in chewing and mashing food. This is an important first step in digesting your food. Chewing chunks into smaller pieces prepares it for further digestion in the stomach. If you are missing these teeth, you are not able to reduce your food enough for proper digestion. As a result, you may have digestive problems and your body is not able to extract all the nutrients from the food.

Research has shown that people who are missing all of their teeth on the upper and lower arches are more inclined to have chronic kidney problems. Without any teeth, proper nutrition for optimal health is all but impossible.

Replacing Missing Teeth

Advancements in dental technology and materials have made replacement of missing teeth better than ever. There are more choices for replacement and the replacements look and feel more like natural teeth than in the past.

In addition to traditional methods like dentures, partial dentures and dental bridges, dental implants are fast becoming the method of choice for replacing missing teeth. Implants are used to replace a single tooth, several teeth or a full arch. Dentures supported with dental implants are more comfortable and secure.

Regain your smile, self-confidence and oral health by replacing your missing teeth. When you look in the mirror and smile, chew those crunchy vegetables or savor that steak, you will be glad you did.

Posted on behalf of Prime Dental Care

417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ, 08540

(609) 651-8618

Prime Dental Care

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Based on 60 reviews

Elliot V.

Prime Dental care has a great friendly staff. I had a wonderful experience with my hygienist Kate, she was very thorough, professional, and kind! Dr. Ma was informative and did a wonderful job of explaining everything. Would highly recommend Prime Dental Care!

Cody M.

Dr. Ma and her staff are very friendly and super thorough. They take the time to explain every part of the care and are invested in my overall dental health. I would recommend them to everyone!

Aidan L.

I came in for my first appointment with severe pain in my wisdom tooth and they were very helpful from the start. I don’t have insurance, but they have an in-house plan that’s very affordable and can save over $1000 a year and I’m definitely signing up for it. The hygienist was super kind and informative and the dentist was the same. I got here 30 mins early and they started me as soon as I finished my paperwork anyway. Thanks to everyone here for a great experience.

Vikram J.

Maggie was so detailed and perfect at her job. Was happy with the cleaning and the guidance provided to keep by teeth and gums healthy. Would recommend this place to everyone

Yogeswara R.

Dr. Ma and team are wonderful. We have been visiting here for our entire family dental care for many years. Clean facility and very knowledgeable staff.

Manshi J.

I came in today for regular ciening and Kate really did a great job. She also explained and demonstrated the correct way of flossing and brushing. Thank you!

Hao L.

Great service! I come here for my fillings and teeth cleanings. Have been feeling much better!

Missy P.

I have been coming to Prime Dental for over a year and everyone has been incredibly nice and helpful. Maggie is a wonderful dental hygienist, I recommend everyone go see her for a dental cleaning!

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