How Tooth Loss Affects Your Well-Being
Losing a tooth can happen for a number of reasons, and can be a very stressful experience. It takes a physical and emotional toll to have gaps in your smile. Luckily, Dr. Matt Boscia offers dental implants, a permanent solution to tooth loss.
Learn more about how tooth loss affects your health and how dental implants can help.
Losing Function of Your Mouth
Losing teeth means losing control of everyday functions like eating, talking, and smiling. Not being able to speak or smile with confidence can be difficult. Your body can have a hard time digesting and absorbing proper nutrition from limited food choices.
Dental implants restore missing teeth, from the root to crown, so they’re able to function as a perfectly healthy, natural tooth. This restoration solution makes speaking and chewing with ease a possibility.
Increased Risk of Oral Infection
When you lose a tooth, the exposed area traps food, bacteria, plaque, and debris, which creates a welcoming environment for harmful bacteria. This increases the risk of oral infections, and can result in tooth decay, gum disease, and further tooth loss.
Dental implants protect neighboring teeth. They’re cleaned just like your natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing each day. This makes removing disease-causing bacteria an easier process.
Weakening of the Jawbone
Your jawbone relies on the roots of your teeth to provide a firm foundation for strong, healthy teeth. When you’re missing a tooth, the lack of stimulation can cause your jaw to deteriorate, weaken, and potentially lead to more tooth loss.
Insufficient bone density can cause facial sagging, or when your cheeks sink in to create a hollow-looking aesthetic. This can also heighten the appearance of wrinkles.
Because dental implants are anchored securely to the jawbone, your jawbone gets the stimulation it needs to maintain healthy and strong mass. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that restores insufficient jawbone and protects your jaw from further bone loss.
Don’t Let Tooth Loss Affect You
If you’re missing any part of your smile, it’s time to call New Creation Dental Care. Dr. Matt Boscia wants to see you with a fully restored, stunning smile so you can live life healthily and confidently. Call (636) 625-1225 to schedule your consultation today.