Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

No matter the cause of someone’s missing teeth, dentists always recommend that patients replace them with restorations like bridges, dentures, or dental implants. If you’re missing one or more teeth, then read on to learn why replacing them is so important.

Restoring Your Smile’s Appearance

When you have missing teeth, one obvious issue is the visible gap that is left between your teeth. If your missing tooth was in a visible location and leaves you with a gap in your smile, then you may feel self-conscious about smiling, laughing, or even speaking with others. Furthermore, the gap can allow nearby teeth to drift out of their positions, causing them to become widely spaced and crooked. To restore your confidence along with the look of your smile, speak with your dentist about replacing your missing teeth.

Protecting Your Dental Health

Tooth drifting occurs because teeth are designed to fit together in your jaw. When a tooth is lost, those next to and above or below it can slip out of their proper positions. Besides further impacting your smile’s appearance, drifting also makes it harder for you to keep your teeth clean. In turn, this can lead to problems like cavities or even additional tooth loss.

Maintaining Your Gum Health

Your gums play a critical role in the overall health of your mouth. When you have a missing tooth, this puts you at greater risk for gum disease because the gap in your smile, as well as any tooth drifting that occurs, can make it harder to remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth. Plaque buildup can cause periodontal disease and all the problems associated with the condition, such as receding gums, bone loss, infection, and tooth loss. For these reasons, it’s important to speak with your dentist about restorations for your missing teeth.

Dr. Charles Marks offers dentures, bridges, and dental implants to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. If you’d like to learn more about our restorative dentistry options or schedule a visit at our dentist office in New York, please call (212) 279-1232.

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347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

Hours of Operation

  • Closed Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday