Missing Teeth Can Impact Your Life
It may sound extreme, but missing teeth can play a significant role in your daily life and cause you to make changes without even realizing it. Missing teeth can cause changes in how you chew, what you eat, how you speak, your smile, and even your self-esteem. Additionally, there will be oral health-related changes such as what missing teeth will do to your jawbone and how it will affect neighboring teeth. What many people fail to consider is the cascade of effects that occur simply from losing a tooth. Our staff at Fairmount Dental Center can walk you through the benefits of restoring missing teeth and help you gain a greater understanding of how such a small thing can make a huge difference.
In decades past it was common to have a damaged tooth simply pulled. In fact, older dentistry just had the concept of pulling a tooth that hurt as part of the standard form of treatment. We have come a long way since then. Today, we have a considerably better understanding of why restoration is key. Adults today are living longer, fuller lives, and having a healthy set of teeth is just a part of the reason.
How does a missing tooth negatively impact your oral health?
Our mouth is a single unit of multiple smaller working parts. Each tooth plays a role and has a function. When a tooth is lost, the unit is disrupted. Just one missing tooth means:
Restoring Missing Teeth
We are happy to review your oral health and discuss options in tooth replacement specific to your needs. We can discuss the application of a dental bridge, partial denture, or full denture. We can also discuss the permanent retention of these appliances with the use of a dental implant. A dental implant is a surgically placed post that will reestablish the missing root system. This will restore the energy being transferred from the tooth to the bone. It is better for your oral health and bone health.