Our team wants you to have a healthy smile for many years to come. This is why we want you to get teeth replacements as soon as possible. With that in mind, here are some facts we want you to know:
People Lose Teeth For Many Reasons
Tooth loss is far more common than many people realize. The reasons for tooth loss can vary widely. Gum disease, tooth infections, and injuries also can lead to teeth falling out. Severe damage and decay also can require tooth removal when a tooth can’t be repaired.
A Single Missing Tooth Can Lead To More Problems
When you are missing a tooth, the gap in your smile is hard to ignore. Below the gumline, you are losing something, too. When you are missing a tooth, you start to experience bone loss in your jaw. This can weaken your jaw and allow your remaining teeth to “drift.” Over time, your missing tooth can lead to several missing teeth.
Dental Restorations Aren’t Enough
If you are missing a tooth, you lose the whole thing. Traditional bridges and dentures only replace the crowns of your lost teeth, however. To have complete teeth replacements, you need to replace the roots as well. That’s exactly what dental implants are meant to do.