Do You Miss Your Missing Teeth?

Do You Miss Your Missing Teeth?

It is not uncommon for someone to lose at least one tooth in their life time and for many it could be significantly more. Tooth loss also becomes more of a problem with age. This is definitely something that we have been seeing with baby boomers who are now starting to come into the age range where this is now becoming an issue. A dental implant takes the place of the missing tooth’s root and can help prevent additional health and cosmetic issues.

The fact that fewer people these days lack the teeth of previous generations, is largely due to advances in modern dentistry. With current dentistry techniques, people can have now a natural-looking, beautiful smile regardless of what life has dealt them.

Missing teeth are usually the result of accidents, gum disease or poor dental health. In almost all cases, gum disease and poor dental health is simply due to lack of education or proper dental care. Proper dental care includes not only brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis but also proper nutrition.

Leaving the missing tooth space empty may not sound too serious, but the consequences of not filling in the space from the missing tooth can include:

* The teeth adjacent to your missing tooth can change position to fill the gap resulting in a improper bite which can lead to other health issues
* The loss of your missing tooth’s root can cause your jawbone to shrink, making your face appear prematurely older; and,
* A missing tooth in the front of your mouth can affect your smile and your self-confidence.

In many situations, a dental implant is the most pleasingly esthetic solution for replacing missing teeth. A dental crown or dental bridge, secured to a dental implant, can provide a complete and beautiful solution for improving your smile.

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