Why should you replace missing teeth?
Are you missing a tooth? Do you feel self-conscious about gaps in your smile? We offer a long lasting solution to restore your smile.
At Mullmbimby Dental Centre we strongly recommend you always have missing teeth replaced. This is not only for cosmetic reasons but also for health reasons. The loss of a tooth can affect your jaw and the health of your remaining teeth. It can also seriously impact your ability to chew and speak properly.
There is a common idea that tooth loss only affects older people but it can happen to anyone. There are a number of reasons to why you can lose a tooth:
- Gum Disease
- Accident or Injury
- Other underlying conditions (such as diabetes)
Whatever your situation is, dental implants are usually the most beneficial solution as they provide a permanent and natural looking tooth replacement.
What happens if I don’t get my missing tooth replaced?
Your teeth are designed to work together to help you chew, speak and smile. When teeth are missing, it becomes more difficult to do these things.
If left untreated, a gap in your smile can cause additional oral health problems. These problems include jawbone deterioration, shrinking gum tissue, migrating teeth and misaligned bite. Even the loss of a back tooth may cause your remaining teeth to shift. These issues can in turn develop into more severe jaw problems, headaches and further tooth loss.
Why choose dental implants?
At the moment, there is no dental treatment that is as effective as a dental implant when it comes to replacing a missing tooth. The dental implant treatment is a comprehensive treatment that restores the whole tooth, including its root.
Unlike bridges and dentures, implant dentistry offers stability and a range of other benefits:
- They match the appearance of your natural teeth
- They prevent your surrounding teeth from migrating
- They promote healthy bone density
- They are long lasting and durable
- They allow you to eat what you like
The ideal candidate for implant dentistry is someone who is committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Patients also need to have healthy gums and sufficient bone volume for a dental implant. General health must also be taken into consideration and patients with chronic disorder need to be evaluated on an individual basis.
If you suffer from a missing tooth, a dental implant might be the right option for you. Preserve your health a replace missing teeth as soon as possible. Find out how Mullumbimby Dental Centre can help restore your smile by contacting us today.