Why Immediately Replacing Missing Teeth Is Important

Nov 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Blog

Mid-adult Caucasian male experiencing tooth loss.

Tooth loss, whether minor or severe, can impede your dental function, affect the long-term health of your smile, and keep you from smiling confidently. Whether your missing teeth are a result of decay, injury, or extraction doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you make a plan with your dentist immediately to restore your smile with one of the many tooth replacement options available.

Drs. Claudia and Alex Denes offer both traditional restorations and implant-supported restorations. While traditional restorations are typically more affordable and can be provided in about two office visits, those supported by dental implants are longer-lasting and better for your oral health and jaw development. During your consultation, he or she will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both to help you decide which one is better suited for your needs.

Continue reading to learn four reasons why replacing missing teeth immediately is important to your oral health and emotional wellbeing. You can also contact dental implants dentist Dr. Denes today by calling 559-297-1294 to schedule your initial consultation.

Prevents Remaining Teeth From Shifting

When tooth loss occurs, a large gap is left in your smile. Your teeth are designed to fit closely against one another to provide symmetry but ensure proper function. If a tooth isn’t replaced immediately, any remaining teeth will begin to shift out of alignment. This can lead to an unbalanced smile, tooth and jaw pain, and poor dental function. By delaying your tooth replacement, you increase your risk for extensive and costly dental work.

Improves Dental Function and Nutrition

Tooth loss can greatly impede your dental function and make it difficult to chew, limiting the types of foods that can be consumed. Instead of reaching for crunchy fruits and vegetables and healthy proteins, people with extensive tooth loss may fill up on processed foods and softer carbohydrates, such as breads and baked goods, resulting in poor nutrition. In addition, missing teeth can cause lisps and other speech issues. Once your missing teeth are replaced, you can enjoy restored dental function, a wider variety of foods, and a healthier lifestyle.

Stops Bone Degeneration

Tooth roots are intended to keep the nerves in your jawbone stimulated in order to counteract bone loss. Missing tooth roots and dental misalignment can lead to a host of oral health issues, such as headaches and migraines, TMJ disorder, facial structural changes, and sinus expansion.

Jawbone degeneration can also disqualify you from an implant-supported restoration. Because dental implants are inserted directly into the jawbone and intended to function as tooth roots, they need sufficient bone density to bond with. While bone grafting can often be performed in advance, it will require additional surgery and lengthen your recovery time. By replacing missing teeth immediately with dental implants, you can generally avoid this step. It is important to note that traditional restorations are unable to stop jawbone degeneration since they rest directly on the gums.

Restores Your Smile and Self-Confidence

With your beautifully customized restoration in place, you will have restored confidence in smiling. Looking and feeling great is a natural boost for your self-esteem and can encourage positivity. Get back to enjoying your life by replacing your missing teeth today.

Contact Us Today

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and the tooth replacement solutions we provide, we invite you to contact our Fresno, CA office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Denes. Please contact us online or give us a call at 559-297-1294.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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