Your adult teeth are designed to be permanent. Losing a tooth or teeth in adulthood can lead to dental problems. You have replacement options, including dental implants.
Gaps are only the beginning
Naturally, appearance dominates the missing tooth discussion. Your smile and your self-esteem take a hit too.
Missing teeth impact more than your smile. They also leave gaps in your physical health.
Food is meant to be enjoyed. Chewing naturally enhances your dining experience.
Imagine what you’ll miss if “gumming” your food is the only option. Don’t limit yourself to soft food choices by avoiding your missing teeth.
Verbal communication is essential. The position of a missing tooth can affect your speech quality.
Force affects your jaw when biting and chewing. It also puts stress on your existing teeth when compensating for those you’re missing.
Your existing teeth can shift. And you could encounter jaw pain as a result of tooth movement.
Tooth movement places pressure on your adjoining teeth. Spaces between them can narrow. And those difficult to reach spaces between your teeth are difficult to clean. This can lead to a buildup of dental plaque, cavities, and gum disease.
Your teeth share a partnership with your jawbone. Missing teeth leads to bone deterioration and shrinking gums.
Tooth loss causes your jaw to shrink. Your face structure can collapse causing your skin to sag.
Close the gap
Missing teeth have a domino-effect on your oral health. The extent of your dental problems is affected by treatment.
You have options including full or partial dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. The most stable treatment plan for missing teeth is a dental implant.
Consult with our office to determine if dental implant treatment is right for you. Replacing your missing tooth or teeth is a priority.
We will offer you the best personal solution. Visit our office regularly to prolong the life of your teeth.
And when your teeth go missing trust our available solutions to maintain full function.
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