If you’ve lost a tooth due to an injury, decay or accident, or if you’re noticing chips, cracks or other signs of wear on otherwise healthy teeth, it’s essential to take care of it sooner rather than later. Ignoring the situation can end up being costly to both your dental health and overall wellness. Let’s work together to ensure your smile stays healthy and bright!
Missing or damaged teeth can lead to complications such as:
- Jawbone deterioration: When a tooth is missing, the jawbone that supported the tooth starts to deteriorate over time. This can cause the remaining teeth to shift, leading to bite problems and misalignment.
- Gum Disease: Gum disease can occur if a missing or damaged tooth is not replaced, leading to further tooth loss and gum recession.
- Digestive problems: Teeth play an important role in digestion. Missing or damaged teeth can lead to difficulty chewing and swallowing food properly.
- Self-Esteem issues: Our teeth play an important role in communication – both in the pronunciation of words and our facial expressions. It’s not uncommon for people with missing or damaged teeth to develop social anxiety and avoid face-to-face contact with friends, colleagues, and family.
In addition to restoring the appearance and function of your smile, implants preserve your jawbone and prevent movement of your other teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace single or multiple teeth. They can also be used to retain dentures – you can learn more about that here.
Dental implants feel, function, and look as close to natural teeth as possible. They won’t move, slip, or need to be removed for cleaning. They are maintained the same way natural teeth are – with brushing and flossing. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a durable and cost-effective option compared to other dental treatments.