Many patients may lose one or two teeth over the course of time, but did you know that the gap left behind can cause other dental problems? Replacing a missing tooth is an important part of good oral health.
Aside from leaving a gap in your smile, a missing tooth can make everyday activities difficult. Teeth can start to shift over time. Not to mention your jawbone can start to weaken without the tooth root in place. Let’s talk about how an effective tooth replacement can benefit you.
Repairing Simple Problems
The space left behind by a missing tooth feels uncomfortable, especially when you are trying to eat your favorite meal or give a presentation. Restoring your tooth can fill in the gap in your smile and make eating and speaking easier.
Preventing Tooth Misalignment
Space between teeth can cause future problems by allowing the remaining teeth to shift out of place. A gap between two teeth can also take away part of your mouth’s support system. By replacing your missing tooth with a dental bridge or dental implant, you replace the support between two teeth and protect the rest of your teeth.
Tooth Restoration Leads to Healthier Gums
Exposing your gums to air and food can speed up decay and cause damage or disease. Restoring a missing tooth improves the health of your gums. When you are missing several teeth, protect your gums with our traditional or implant-supported dentures.
Dental Implants Can Encourage Bone Regrowth
When a dental implant is placed, the new tooth “root” fuses to the jawbone over time. This fusion is called osseointegration. Your jawbone will regrow around the implant, increasing bone density, and improving your overall oral health.
Tooth Replacement for a Beautiful Smile
If you are missing one or more teeth, you may want to consider a tooth replacement option to prevent future problems. But one of the best reasons for a tooth replacement is restoring your beautiful smile!
A confident smile can help you feel better about yourself and about your interactions with the people around you. Don’t hesitate to smile because a missing tooth makes you feel self-conscious. Find out how replacing your missing teeth can boost your self esteem so you can share your smile again!