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If you’re anxious about whether you need false teeth, don’t fret: the Willis J Jensen DDS team and Dr. Willis Jensen have amassed this info for you. Read on and speak with us if you have any further inquiries during your next appointment.

To diagnose whether you may need false teeth. Dr. Willis Jensen will look at the current health of your mouth. If they find that you are missing an excessive amount of chompers or that your remaining teeth are mostly in poor shape, they may suggest that you consider partial or complete dentures. If you are only missing a couple of teeth and the pearly whites you do have are in good shape, they may endorse an oral bridge to replace the missing pearly whites instead of dentures.

The main need for false teeth develops from a shortage of healthy teeth. This can be caused by gum disease, cavities or multiple other oral conditions. Grinding and pressing on chompers related to conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorder can also cause tooth loss. Dental trauma, facial damage, pregnancy, malnutrition and drug use can also result in tooth loss. Whenever a tooth is missing, dentures could be an option.

If you’d like to reach the practice of Dr. Willis Jensen, please phone 847-577-7440 now to talk to the Arlington Heights, Illinois, Willis J Jensen DDS practice staff.