Replace Missing Teeth in Anchorage, AK

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What causes tooth loss in adults?

Losing your baby teeth is normal, but when adults lose their teeth, it is often due to a dental health issue. However, missing one or several teeth is more common than you may think. In fact, almost 180 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Periodontal disease (gum disease). Bacteria damage your gum tissue and jaw bone, causing your teeth to loosen and fall out. 
  • Serious tooth decay. When left untreated, cavities can destroy a tooth from within.
  • Accidents or trauma caused by car accidents, contact sports, etc.
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    Do I need to replace a missing tooth?

    In most cases, replacing a missing tooth is necessary to avoid other problems, like:

    • Incapacity to chew/speak normally
    • A higher chance of losing more teeth
    • Shifting of nearby teeth
    • Weakening of the rest of the teeth, which makes them prone to chips and cracks
    • Gum disease
    • Reduced confidence and self-esteem

    How can I replace missing teeth?

    At Chugach Dental, we offer a wide range of restorative and surgical dental treatments to help you restore your smile.

    Surgical treatments:

    • Dental implants: Artificial tooth roots that are placed in your jawbone
    • Bone grafts: They create a solid, long-lasting foundation for an implant

    Restorative treatments:

    • Crowns: Restore the form, function, and look of a tooth
    • Dentures: Removable replacements for lost teeth
    • Bridges: Unlike implants, bridges attach artificial teeth to neighboring teeth
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    Is it possible to replace a single tooth?

    Yes. It doesn’t matter if you are missing one or several teeth. At Chugach Dental, Dr. Adam Jensen will work with you to decide the most appropriate solution for your case.

    Risk factors for tooth loss

    There are some factors that may make you more prone to losing one or more teeth. Take extra care of your oral health if you have any of these conditions:

    • Smoking and drinking: Increase the risk of developing gum disease
    • Poor dental hygiene: Makes you prone to tooth decay 
    • Genetics: Tooth loss can run in families
    • Diabetes: Augments the risk of gum disease
    • Other health-related causes: Osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease

    Do I need insurance to replace a missing tooth?

    At Chugach Dental, we accept most insurances. If you are not covered by dental insurance, no problem! We have different payment and financing alternatives to help you take care of your oral health, including CareCredit and our Healthy Smile Club (starting at $47.62/month, $44.47 for kids 12 and under).

    No insurance? No problem.

    With our financing options like CareCredit or our Healthy Smile Club (starting at $52.52/month, $49.04 for kids 12 and under), there are affordable ways to invest in your health even if you don’t have dental insurance.

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    Can I schedule a dentist appointment today?

    If you are missing a tooth because it got knocked out in an accident, we offer same-day emergency appointments to help you restore your missing tooth as quickly as possible. Call (907) 868-3000 to book an appointment or come to our office.

    Anchorage Dentist Office

    Address: 9138 Arlon St. Ste. B3, Anchorage, AK 99507

    Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 8AM - 4PM

    Phone: (907) 868-3000


    Find us near Abbott Road and Lake Otis Parkway in Anchorage.

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