WHY SHOULD I RESTORE MISSING TEETH?
You know that missing teeth affect your appearance, and they might make you feel very self-conscious. But there are many other important reasons to replace missing teeth. Every tooth serves a function, and losing a tooth affects your overall oral, physical, and mental health.
When you have missing teeth, the gum beneath and around the missing tooth begins to recede. It does not end there. Without proper support and stimulation by the tooth, the bone of the jaw where the tooth is missing begins to wear away as well. With the bone wearing away and the gums receding, teeth on either side of the missing tooth will eventually start shifting, become loosened and decayed, and they, too, will have to be removed. This is a slippery slope and the loss of one tooth may cause a tooth avalanche.
Your physical health is also affected by having missing teeth. If you have missing teeth, you are more to dental infections, which can travel throughout your body from your mouth to cause a host of health conditions and problems. If you are missing your back teeth, you know that it becomes more difficult to chew certain foods, you become limited as to what you may eat and your body will not be getting adequate nutrition. In addition, inadequately processed foods may cause acid reflux, further contributing to malnutrition.
There is a host of other issues that arise with missing teeth causing teeth moving out of their normal positions. When this happens, your bite is affected and may become misaligned. This may in turn trigger headaches, muscle pain, Temporomandibular joint Disorder as well as accelerated wear-and-tear of your remaining teeth.
Your mental health is just as important as your oral or physical health, and surprisingly, it too, is impacted by missing teeth. First of all, missing teeth and their consequences make it difficult to pronounce certain words as well as speech defects such as slurred words, whistling and even spitting when speaking. This and the defect in the smile may make you think that your missing teeth make you stand out. Which leads to low self-esteem. You may start hiding from the camera and avoiding social situations which leads to withdrawal and can even later be a cause of serious conditions such as depression, social anxiety, and other disorders.
As you can see, it is very important that you replace missing teeth as soon as you are able. Dental Implants are a fantastic solution, as they are placed directly into the bone of your jaw, giving it additional support and stimulation to prevent further bone loss and changes to your facial shape.
Our team at Broadway Dental Studio in Revere, Massachusetts has helped many patients get back to Oral, Physical and Mental Health. We are professionals, trained in the art and science of implant placement and it is our passion to use these skills to better lives.
If you have missing teeth that you want replaced with dental implants, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment at 781-219-0213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.