As much as we want to retain our natural teeth for life, it doesn’t always happen. Teeth can fall out or demand removal due to accidental trauma, severe decay and other unfortunate circumstances. The good news is that modern dentistry offers several options to replace missing teeth so that you don’t have to carry on with a gapped or toothless smile. Whether you have lost one tooth or a full arch of teeth, here are some important reasons to take advantage of restorative dentistry and rebuild your smile!
Protecting Your Appearance
It is not hard to convince patients about the threats that missing teeth can pose to their appearance. A missing tooth in the front of your smile can sabotage your overall appearance and make you feel self-conscious about the way you look.
Avoiding Chewing and Speaking Challenges
Each tooth in your smile is designed to support specific functional aspects of your mouth. This includes helping you eat and chew as well as allowing you to speak and pronounce certain words. When a missing tooth is not replaced, you can suffer serious consequences to your everyday dental function.
Don’t make the mistake of assuming that your smile can carry on fine with missing teeth. Just one missing tooth can trigger an unwanted chain of events inside your mouth. Over time, the neighboring teeth will migrate towards the empty space. This can cause misalignment in your smile and make cleaning more difficult. Some patients struggle with frequent decay, jaw problems and other issues due to the shifting of teeth.
Ready to replace that missing tooth? Time is of the essence. The longer you wait to replace a missing tooth or teeth, the better chance you’ll suffer bone loss, shifting teeth and other dental health challenges. Ask our talented team at Gainesville Dental Group about our restorative dental treatments such as custom dentures and bridges. We can rebuild your smile after missing teeth!
Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group