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Missing Teeth

What You Need to Know

Missing one or more of your adult teeth?You are not alone!Nearly two billion Americans are in the same situation. Many of them do not care, and try to get along with whatever teeth they have. They continueto suffer from the familiar problems associate with missing teeth: smiles that don’t look as good as they used to be, limitations in eating, and a feeling of embarrassment and under confidence in social situations.

Additionally, there are some effects of missing teeth which are not as obvious but can have a serious impact on your health. These include oral health issues, bone loss,andnutritional difficulties which utlimately lead to poor overall health.

Nutritional Difficulties

Eating a balanced diet including plenty of fruit and vegetables, and avoiding highly and avoiding highly-processed foods is essential for good health. With some teeth missing it may become difficult to chew, and one may have to avoid certain food items. It takes the pleasure out of eating. Soft foods are easy to chew, but may not provide as much nutritional value. Resultant malnutrition can cause weakness and decrease in system immunity.

Oral Health Issues                                                              

With only one or two missing teeth, you may not be in a hurry to replace them. But ignoring the issue can create further problems with much more serious consequences. For one thing, teeth are not immovably fixed to the jaw. Teeth adjacent to vacant sockets tend to move. This can cause alignment and bite problems. Teeth will not be as firms. Excessive tooth wear can occur. There is increased chance of tooth decay and periodontal disease. Even loss of more teeth may occur ultimately.

Bone Loss

A serious consequence of missing teeth is bone loss in the surrounding region. Bone in the region of missing teeth loses the stimulation it needs to maintain its density and volume. As much as a quarter of it can be lost within one year. That is called bone resorption.  As the jaw bone wears away, facial height decreases. Facial features lose support. The chin may rotate forward, corners of the mouth tilt downward in a frown, and the cheeks maylook hollow. Loss of bone in your jaw can make you look many years older than youractual age. In short, although less visible than a gap in your teeth, the consequences of missing teeth are far more profound.

You don’t have life without your teeth! At Burnaby Square Dental, we have several teeth replacement options for that will fit your esthetic, functional and financial considerations. For further information on various replacement options for your missing teeth, feel free to call our office, which is conveniently located in Burnaby, BC,at (604) 526-2725!

For more information and free consultation

Please visit us at Burnaby Square Dental, our conveniently located office. Our professional Team will be more than happy to answer all of your questions and provide you with the best services if you choose to proceed.


Burnaby Square Dental

At Burnaby Square Dental, we know every person’s dental needs are unique. That’s why we offer a comprehensive selection of treatment options in a comfortable, convenient atmosphere.

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Burnaby Square Dental Website Update

Dear Valued Patients,

We hope you and your family are in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: Our Commitment to Your Safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our patients and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our office follows up-to-date infection control recommendations made by the Canadian Dental Association, British Columbia Dental Association, College of Dental Surgeos of BC and the World Health Organization.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. Including:

-Pre- screening of all patients prior to their appointment and again at the entrance of the office
-Temperature check for patients upon entry of the office
-We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. Please follow the instructions given by the receptionist before seeing our CDA.

Appointments will be managed to allow social distancing between patients. That might mean that you're offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for all clinical and administrative staff, including surgical and N95 masks, face shield and gowns.

Daily temperature check for all staff.

Extra time scheduled between patient's appointments to allow thourough cleaning and disinfection of treatment rooms and equipment.

Due to social distancing measurments, we are not able to have our full reception team available, as a result, this may cause longer wait times on phones and we might not be able to confirm the validity of your insurance on your behalf. We recommend all patients confirm there have been no changes to their insurance plans over these uncertain times.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, staff and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office or use appointment request page here

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.


Burnaby Square Dental Team