Important Reasons To Replace Missing Teeth
Are you upset about your missing tooth? We understand that it can be a big adjustment when a tooth needs to be extracted or falls out due to decay, illness, or injury. It can affect the way you chew and speak and can also greatly affect your self-esteem. We recommend that our patients replace their missing teeth as soon as possible. Over time, missing teeth can negatively affect your oral health.
Reasons to Replace Missing Teeth
Teeth May Shift or Loosen
A missing tooth creates a gap in the mouth. The surrounding teeth can then begin to shift out of place and fill up that gap. This can also cause other teeth to loosen, increasing the risk of another tooth falling out or needing to be extracted.
Your teeth and your jaw work hand in hand. Your teeth stimulate your jaw to keep the bone healthy and intact. When a tooth is missing, the jawbone can begin to deteriorate. This can begin to cause the face to droop and sag, giving it an older appearance.
Effects on Overall Health
When teeth are missing, you may not be able to enjoy your favorite foods. Chewing can become extremely difficult, and in some patients, their overall nutritional health can be seriously affected. Speech can be impacted, and certain patients adjust how they speak. The biggest concern is patients who become extremely self-conscious about their appearance. We never want our patients to become depressed over the state of their oral health. There is always a solution.
Tooth Replacement Options
At Integrity Dental, we offer a number of tooth replacement options. The state of your oral health, budget, and lifestyle will help guide our suggestion of a replacement option for you. We may suggest:
If you are missing teeth and are interested in learning which tooth replacement method is best for your needs and your budget, call our office located in Wellington, FL to schedule an appointment. We will evaluate your circumstances and offer our recommendation. We look forward to seeing you soon.