You might not expect it. But it happens.
Aside from oral trauma, the loss of a tooth or multiple teeth can set in motion a number of threats to your oral health. Delaying treatment enhances your impact risk.
One is all it takes
Depending on where your tooth loss occurs, your appearance is the first to suffer. Next is your tooth function.
One tooth might not affect your ability to eat or chew significantly. Yet the loss of more than one tooth will increase your functional challenges.
One missing tooth is one too many. Your teeth are designed to function as a unit in each arch (upper or lower) of your mouth.
Alignment, bone health, gum tissue health plus daily function are affected when a tooth gap exists.
The deeper issue
It’s not as much the loss of a tooth that causes long-term problems (there are solutions).Your problems mount when you delay tooth replacement (ignore solutions). Each tooth is more than what you see or utilize on the surface. Your tooth roots create stability within your jawbone and how each tooth aligns above your gum line.
Teeth that shift will weaken each root. Weakened tooth roots will begin to impact the health of your bone and gum tissue.
A solution to consider
Since tooth roots are a significant part of your tooth’s anatomy wouldn’t it make sense to replace them at the “root level?” A dental implant does that.
Implants from root to tip provide a secure, natural-looking, and naturally functioning new tooth. A dental implant:
Restores your tooth function and appearance
Adapts to your bone and gum tissue
Preserves the health of your jawbone and gums
Remains stable and will not shift or move
Tooth loss happens
It helps to be aware of the impact…and how to restore it when it does.Contact our Wayne dental office about your missing tooth or missing teeth. Schedule an examination to diagnose your tooth loss condition and discuss your tooth replacement options including dental implants.