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The Importance Of Replacing Lost Teeth

We all want a healthy, beautiful smile. That’s why if we’re missing teeth, it can take a huge toll on our self-esteem. Missing teeth can be embarrassing, but it can also cause other issues you may not realize. But there are permanent solutions to missing teeth that can improve self-esteem and the other problems that go along with it. One such solution is dental implants. Dental implants anchor to your jaw with a metal screw. A crown is then attached to the screw. That crown matches your natural teeth and blends seamlessly into your gums, restoring your beautiful healthy smile. Here are just a few benefits to dental implants you may not have considered.

Pain Relief

As we mentioned before, replacing lost teeth can improve your self-esteem, but it can also alleviate pain caused by shifting teeth that move out of alignment when the gap in your jaw is created after the tooth is lost. Filling that space with an implant will keep your permanent teeth in line, so there is no discomfort caused by shifting.

Better Alignment

When a tooth is lost, it can move your existing teeth out of alignment, causing orthodontic problems with your smile. This can also take a toll on self-esteem, and can create gaps between teeth that did not exist before. This in turn can cause food to get stuck between teeth, which can cause cavities and other issues. A dental implant will keep teeth from shifting, maintaining the positioning of your permanent teeth.

Chewing

One of the problems you may incur when missing teeth is the inability to properly chew your food. When you replace fallen teeth, you are better able to chew your food, making eating more enjoyable and reducing your risk of choking. You also can enjoy certain foods that you may have had to give up when your tooth fell out or was removed.

Bone Loss

Another issue that may occur with missing teeth is bone deterioration underneath the missing tooth. Restoring teeth with dental implants help prevent bone loss, keeping your jaw healthy.

Facial Sagging

When you are missing teeth, your face may sag, making you look older than you really are. Restoring missing teeth will reduce sagging, making you look younger!

When to Replace Teeth

Whether you need a tooth removed or have already lost one, replacing missing teeth is beneficial to your physical and mental health. The sooner you replace them, the better. If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, contact Dr. Peterson’s office for a consultation today.

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