Your teeth are meant to last for a lifetime; however, 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Although it may not seem concerning, it’s best to replace a lost tooth as soon as possible to protect your smile from additional complications. Thanks to the latest advancements in dentistry, you have more options than ever to rebuild your smile. Besides a traditional fixed bridge, we can also fill the space with a dental implant. We’ll help you find the ideal solution to enjoy a beautiful, complete smile again.
Losing even one tooth can have devastating consequences for your oral health because you’re missing more than what you see on the surface. You’ve also lost the root, so your jaw isn’t being stimulated. As a result, it will slowly deteriorate, causing your remaining teeth to lack the support they need to stay in place. This increases your risk of several complications, like cavities, gum disease, additional tooth loss, and bite issues.
As you lose more teeth, your quality of life will also decline. Unfortunately, low self-esteem isn’t the only concern. You may also develop nutritional deficiencies because it’s too difficult to chew the foods you need to maintain your overall health.
You don’t need to let an incomplete smile wreak havoc on your oral and general health. You can treat your tooth loss using an effective solution:
Replicating both the root and the crown provides several advantages that aren’t possible using a traditional fixed bridge, such as:
If you’re ready to fill the empty space in your smile, it’s time to learn more about your options to replace your missing tooth. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for dental implants. We look forward to restoring the beautiful, functional smile you deserve.