Do You Miss Your Missing Teeth?

By admin1 • May 2nd, 2008

Dr. Rene Piedra Can Help Even If You’re Afraid of the Dentist

“It is not uncommon for someone to lose at least once in their life and for many it could be significantly more. Tooth loss also becomes more of a problem with age,” says Dr. Rene Piedra ( “This is definitely something that we have been seeing with baby boomers who are now starting to come into the age range where this is now becoming an issue.” A dental implant takes the place of the missing tooth’s root and can help prevent additional health and cosmetic issues.

Known as the “people dentist” in Coral Gables, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami Beach and surrounding areas, Dr. Rene Piedra and his team keep themselves abreast of current technologies and practices that help them to bring the best of dental care to their patients.

The fact fewer people these days lack the teeth of previous generations, is largely due to advances in modern dentistry. With current dentistry techniques, “people can have now have a natural-looking, beautiful smile regardless of what life has dealt them.”

Missing teeth are usually the result of accidents, gum disease or poor dental health. According to Rene Piedra, DMD, “In almost all cases, gum disease and poor dental health is simply due to lack of education or proper dental care.” Proper dental care includes not only brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis but also encompasses, proper nutrition and other issues.

Leaving the missing tooth space empty may not sound too serious, but the consequences of not filling in the space from the missing tooth can include:

* The teeth adjacent to your missing tooth can change position to fill the gap resultiing in a improper bite which can lead to other health issues
* The loss of your missing tooth’s root can cause your jawbone to shrink, making your face appear prematurely older; and,
* A missing tooth in the front of your mouth can affect your smile and your self-confidence.

In many situations, a dental implant is the most pleasingly esthetic solution for replacing missing teeth. A dental crown or dental bridge, secured to a dental implant, can provide a complete and beautiful solution for improving your smile.

“New advances in dental implants are one of the most important developments in modern dentistry and Rene Piedra, DMD and Associates is proud to be able to help bring this advancement in dentistry to our patients” say Dr. Rene Piedra. Because of advances in dentistry, in materials, instruments, techniques and chairside manners it is more than ever, less challenging to have dental treatment completed. “Many of our patients are afraid of the dentist but have come in due to pain or because of a friend or family member. However, after their first visit, they so surprised after experiencing our care that they realize they will do fine on their future visits to our office,” concludes Dr. Rene Piedra.

If you have had a bad experience in the past or in your youth or are just afraid to go to the dentist, Dr. Rene Piedra can help. To find out more information about the services offered by Rene Piedra, DMD & Associates, call their toll-free number at (866) 568-2195 or visit them on the web at

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