Your teeth provide you with more than just the ability to chew; they also affect your speech, comfort, and self-confidence. Take care of your health and replace your missing tooth.
Did you recently lose a tooth or have you been missing one for a while? Either way, professionals recommend that you see a dental implants dentist as soon as you are able. When gaps created from missing teeth are left alone, oral health issues can arise that will require more extensive restorative or cosmetic treatments later. Investing in a high quality, long lasting tooth replacement such as an implant will save you money, time and future pain. By ignoring a missing tooth, the following conditions will have a higher chance of developing:
Losing a tooth obviously creates a gap between other teeth causing teeth to shift out of alignment. A once straight smile will quickly become crooked. Visit your implant specialist before your teeth have the chance to move.
After teeth have shifted, your bite will follow suit leading to bite issues. When your upper and lower jaws don’t meet properly, it strains and damages your jaw joint. (TMJ)
Face Shape Alteration
If a tooth root is left alone after losing a tooth, your jaw bone will begin to deteriorate quickly leading to facial alterations; changing the overall shape of your face. A dental implant ensures that your root is replaced with incredibly strong screws, providing the necessary stimulation in order to prevent any jawbone deterioration. Call a dental implant dentist to replace your tooth the proper way.
Losing a tooth is unexpected, unfortunate and can be a traumatic experience. Thankfully, modern dentistry has the ability to provide individuals with a long lasting, effective solution that can last up to 20 years. Dental implants are a popular choice and the most natural way to replace missing teeth, by acting as a direct replacement for the root of your tooth. Dental implants can be a lifesaver, for your jawbone and for your smile.
Dental implants may not be for everyone. However, if you have one or more missing teeth and are considering your options for replacement, we recommend speaking with Dr. Jay Hazen about your options, including dental implants. Dentistry for Madison is just a phone call away!
Jay Hazen will provide a complimentary consultation of all of your options to replace a missing tooth.
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