Anyone missing one or more teeth understands how tooth loss can make you feel uncomfortable about smiling or eating in public. You may avoid social situations and as a result begin to feel isolated. This could impact your daily life and your self-confidence.
Why replace missing teeth?
Losing one or more of your teeth can create gap in your smile, affects your ability to chew properly, and can alter your diet and nutrition. In addition to these serious issues, tooth loss also cause bone loss.
Tooth loss causes bone loss
When a tooth is lost the jawbone beneath it shrinks from lack of stimulation. Not only does losing teeth affect your smile, it also changes the shape of your face causing you to look prematurely aged.
Why choose dental implants?
Crowns, bridges, and dentures address the short- term cosmetic problem of missing teeth but do nothing to stop bone loss. Crown and bridge dentistry requires grinding down healthy teeth leaving them at much greater risks of cavities and tooth failure. Bridges do not stop bone loss. Dentures become uncomfortable and unstable over time as the jawbone shrinks causing eating and speech problems.
With dental implants, healthy teeth are not compromised. Dental implants, like natural teeth, stimulate the jaw and stop bone loss. Leading organizations recognize dental implants as the standard care for tooth loss.