Benefits of Tooth Replacement
Even just one missing tooth can be a real bother. If you have lost a tooth or have lost multiple teeth, you know this to be true. The team here at our Palm Springs implant dentistry office have helped many patients who have been missing multiple and just one tooth. They’ve found that getting that missing tooth or those missing teeth replaced has positively impacted their lives. We want to take an opportunity right now to briefly cover some of the benefits of tooth replacement.
The most important one for many people is that they will feel less self-conscious. Even among friends and relatives, people tend to feel self-conscious about smiling or talking or laughing because it will reveal the gaps between the teeth. When the gap or gaps in a smile are filled, these worries are no more.
Another important issue is the feel and function of the teeth. When someone is missing teeth, it will affect that way that person eats and can even affect the kinds of foods that person is able to eat. Since the teeth are positioned in the mouth according to their shape and purpose when eating, undue stress can be placed on certain teeth as they try to do the job of missing teeth. When you have the gaps between your teeth filled, you can eat and chew as normal.
Here’s another matter that’s just as important as the above two: if you don’t replace those missing teeth, your remaining teeth can shift out of place. There may even be some bone loss in the jaw in the spot that there is a tooth gap. Getting dental implants (which are capped with realistic Palm Springs dental crowns or used to support dentures and dental bridges) is a fine way of dealing with bone loss issues and ensuring the health of your remaining natural teeth.
The above is just a basic rundown of why tooth replacement is so important to consider. For more information about dental health and dental care issues, be sure to contact our restorative implant dentistry office serving Palm Springs today.