Replacing Missing Teeth
There are many reasons that you may experience missing teeth, but I think we can all agree that missing teeth are not anyone’s first preference. We often take our teeth for granted, until such time that we lose teeth or need teeth that we no longer have.
There is so much more to missing teeth than just appearance. Missing teeth can cause multiple future oral health problems. It is far better to be proactive with your teeth and treat them like you want to keep them. Institute a daily brushing regimen and use your teeth for the purposes intended.
If you’re missing teeth, no matter the reason, at Bellflower Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implant Center we take great care to help every patient and provide you with a positive experience to replace or treat missing teeth, as well as educate you on the risks of having missing teeth.
Oral Health is Directly Linked to Overall Health
Your teeth have a direct link to the rest of your body. There are many various scenarios that can be traced back to having healthy teeth. It has been scientifically proven that having a healthy mouth can lead to having a healthier you.
Missing teeth can certainly bring you down and make you self-conscious of your smile. But missing teeth can lead to more extensive oral health issues as well. A single missing tooth can affect the way you bite or chew as well as your overall speech. You may choose to eat only certain types of foods because it is more comfortable for your missing tooth.
Having multiple missing teeth further compounds the issue because you force the teeth remaining to do the job of the missing teeth. This wears quickly on your remaining teeth. Beyond that, the empty sockets can lead to deterioration and shrinkage of your gums and jawbone.
Don’t Leave Your Missing Teeth Untreated
Did you know that a missing tooth left untreated could result in losing up to 25% of your jawbone structure within a year of tooth loss? The strength and structure of the jaw rely on stimulation to maintain its form. When a tooth is missing, the jawbone and the gums begin to deteriorate, and they do so very quickly.
There are many options for replacing or treating missing teeth, but consider doing something right away, even if you think you won’t fill the missing tooth area. Should you need dental implants in the future, it is vital that you take the steps to protect the area of the missing tooth right away or you could require a more extensive procedure.
Options for Missing Teeth
Here at Bellflower Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implant Center, we offer a myriad of options for replacing your missing teeth. Our solutions include both temporary and permanent options so you may choose what best fits your situation.
Missing teeth solutions through our office include options such as bridges, metal partials, dentures, flippers, and dental implants. There are many other options that may also be suitable based on your specific needs.
If you are looking for a long-term solution, dental implants are the most viable option. Implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth because they are so similar to your real teeth. Dental implants last much longer than any other option and they preserve and strengthen your gums and jawbone as well.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Anyone with missing teeth or in need of teeth extractions can benefit from our services. Don’t hesitate to protect or enhance your smile. We want to help you have the smile you deserve! Schedule a consultation with us today to get started exploring your options and working towards a plan that works for you… and your smile!