Missing teeth can steal your confidence away from you. After tooth loss, you may not want to smile and laugh like you used to. Meeting others and socializing will not be the same when you are aware that your smile isn’t at its best, and you may struggle more in your personal and professional life. Losing confidence is reason enough to replace your teeth, but it isn’t the only consequence. Some of the other effects of missing teeth include:

Bone Loss | If you forego tooth replacement, you will lose alveolar bone. The alveolar bone is normally stimulated by tooth roots, and when one or more tooth root is missing, the bone lacks proper stimulation. The bone will lose height and width, eventually leading to a collapsed facial shape and an entirely changed appearance.

Difficulty Speaking | When you are missing teeth and bone, you will find that speaking does not come as easily as it used to. Tooth replacement can make speaking as easy as it should be again.

Food Avoidance | Missing teeth can make chewing particularly tough, especially if you’re trying to eat foods that are crispy, chewy, or sticky. In some cases, this food avoidance can cause malnutrition, preventing your body from functioning to its best ability.

Further Tooth Loss | Once one tooth is lost, more teeth often follow it, leaving you with more missing teeth and more deteriorating bone. It is best to choose tooth replacement early on to prevent any of these issues from arising.

Tooth and Gum Movement | Your teeth will likely move to adjust to the missing teeth, changing your look. Gums can also recede.

Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Dental Implant Surgery

Save Your Smile With Dental Implant Surgery

If you want to avoid all of these potential issues, you probably want a tooth replacement option that is worth the dental work. A dental implant procedure is a top-of-the-line dental procedure that will transform your smile for the better. Dental implant surgery will give you both replacement tooth roots and replacement teeth. This tooth replacement method is realistic and comfortable. Dental implants look, feel, and function exactly like real teeth do.

If you would like to learn more about dental implant surgery for tooth replacement and how it can benefit you for the rest of your life, give us a call at Wurtzel Family Dentistry.

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