Tooth Loss: What You Need to Know
It’s not uncommon for many people to lose a tooth during some point within their lifetime whether it be from the tooth naturally falling out or from some accidental physical trauma. However, the moment you realize you are missing teeth you should see a qualified dentist in order to set up a consult to discuss the possibility of getting dental implants. This is because dental implants are designed to function, fit, and feel like your natural teeth, and they provide patients with a permanent solution for their missing teeth.
Missing Teeth and The Loss of Jawbone
When your teeth are missing overtime the bone that once held those missing teeth in place and that provided support will begin to deteriorate. This type of bone deterioration can begin to have a negative impact on your oral health as well as your jawbone structure. As the bone deteriorates your jawbone will shift causing the structure of your face to appear sunken which will decrease your confidence. However, with dental implants bone grafting is available.
The Development of Dietary Restrictions
Overtime your missing teeth will limit the type of foods you can consume. This is mainly because when you are missing teeth chewing and biting certain types of food will become increasingly more difficult. Therefore, your missing teeth will cause you to have dietary restrictions that limit the types of food you can comfortably eat. These dietary restrictions will have a negative impact on your quality of life.
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If you would like to learn more about dental implants and are interested in restoring your missing teeth then please reach out to our office to schedule a consultation with our professional and trained doctor.