Category: Missing Teeth

Quiz: How can I Replace Missing Teeth?

A beautiful smile can fill you with confidence, whether you are meeting someone new or attending a job interview. However the appearance of your smile can be diminished quickly as a result of tooth loss. To once again feel great about your smile and enjoy good oral health, you need to seek a replacement for… Read more »

Who Qualifies for Dental Implants?

Replacing lost teeth does more than just improve how your smile looks; the replacements also restore the vital functions that were lost along with your teeth. For the most comprehensive results, we often suggest supporting a dental crown, bridge, or denture on one or more dental implants. The titanium prosthetic teeth roots help drastically improve… Read more »

If Teeth Are Permanent, Why Do We Lose Them?

Even though it happens way more often than it should, adult tooth loss isn’t something everyone has to experience. On the contrary, your adult set of teeth, or permanent teeth, were meant to last a lifetime. When they don’t, it’s for a good reason—usually, one you could have avoided. To help you prevent tooth loss… Read more »

Considering Dental Implants?

What’s the most important thing to consider when replacing the teeth you’ve lost? For your confidence’s sake, the replacements should look as much like your natural teeth as possible. For your dental health’s sake, they should function as well as healthy teeth, too. Most dental bridges and dentures can adequately restore your smile’s beauty and… Read more »

Your Rochester Dentists Quiz You on Dental Bridges

In March of this year, the International & American Associations for Dental Research reported on a study which concluded that depression and anxiety are associated with tooth loss. 76,292 adults completed a lengthy telephone survey, and 13.4% of participants revealed experiencing anxiety, 16.7% reported depression, and 5.7% reported total tooth loss. Those who suffered from… Read more »

Implants Offer a Permanent Solution to Missing Teeth

Several options are available to replace missing teeth.  Dr. Gilly Calcagno, family dentist in Rochester, MN recommends dental implants as the most cost-effective permanent solution to tooth loss.  A dental implant consists of a small titanium rod that is placed into your jaw, just like your natural teeth, to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. … Read more »

Tooth Loss & Facial Collapse with Your Rochester Dentist

Facial collapse describes a condition where the structures surrounding and supporting your smile seem to collapse, typically due to jawbone deterioration. The issue is often seen in older patients who’ve lost most or all of their teeth, especially after removing their partial or full dentures. Though the visual effects of facial collapse may take years… Read more »

Smile Improvement Quiz

  Do you want a beautiful smile? According to a recent Kelton Research study, people with gorgeous smiles are considered both more attractive and successful. At Calcagno Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, we provide an array of innovative options for improving the health and appearance of your smile. Your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, discusses some… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Helps You Understand Dental Implants

It is incredibly important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible. Not only can missing teeth drastically alter your appearance, but your speech and eating ability may also be affected. Remaining teeth will begin to drift toward the gap left by a missing tooth, causing misalignment and strain on your natural teeth. Furthermore, without… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Explains the Long-Term Benefits of Dental Implants

Although visibly jarring in many cases, the immediate cosmetic effects of tooth loss are not the most important complications to consider when you’ve lost one or more teeth. A typical adult mouth only grows 32 permanent teeth. Since many patients remove their last four molars, or wisdom teeth, due to crowding and discomfort, the other… Read more »