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Why Replace Missing Teeth?

by Dec 2, 2019News, Oral Health, Westlake Doctors

Why do you replace missing teeth?

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There are a number of different ways in which people can lose their natural teeth. Extensive or gross dental decay, extractions, advanced gingival infections, trauma or accidents, and tooth wear are some of the most common causes of tooth loss. According to leading dental surgeons around the world, it is problematic when a person loses a tooth, and fails to have it replaced in a timely manner. Whether it is a single missing tooth, or multiple teeth absent from the upper and lower arches of the oral cavity – empty sockets can cause many different problems for the patient in the long run, some of the most prominent of which include:

  • Inability to bite, chew and eat food properly
  • Aesthetically compromised smile
  • Impaired speech
  • Degeneration and thinning of the jaw bone around the empty socket
  • Mobility of teeth adjacent to the empty sockets
  • Mesial drift, or unwanted movement of other teeth in the oral cavity
  • Tilting and root exposure of teeth adjacent to socket
  • Resorption of dental ridge
  • Loss of facial muscle tone and integrity, and early signs of aging

Missing teeth replacement options in dentistry today include bridges, complete and partial dentures, dental implants, and implant-retained dentures. Dental implants are considered to be the best replacement for missing natural teeth in the oral cavity owing to their remarkable strength, stability, resilience and aesthetic properties. There are different pros and cons to all dental treatments and you can learn about all of them during consultation sessions with our experts at Mosaic Dentistry. By replacing your missing natural teeth with artificial ones, you will be able to:

  • Eat anything you like, and be able to maintain good health
  • Smile confidently and bid farewell to low self-esteem issues
  • Speak properly once again with all your teeth back in the mouth
  • Regain muscle tone and reverse signs of aging
  • Strengthen the jaw bone and prevent it from resorbing over time
  • Keep the remaining natural teeth healthy and stable in their sockets

If you’ve lost a few of your natural teeth, there’s nothing to worry about. Visit us today and we’ll help you choose a treatment that fits your needs, preferences and budget perfectly!

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