Here are four reasons to replace a missing tooth in 2014:
A gap between the teeth can distract from an otherwise warm and inviting smile. It’s common for people who have lost a permanent tooth and have a gap or space between their teeth to be afraid to open their mouths in public situations or smile for pictures. If this is something you have experienced, you have options! Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant will restore beauty to your smile and enable you to feel more confident in social settings.
Normally, the bone underneath the teeth is stimulated by natural chewing motions and therefore maintains its health and function. When a tooth falls out (or has to be extracted), the underlying bone no longer receives that stimulation. Over time, the bone can start to recede. Since dental implant posts are placed in the jawbone, chewing on them (as you would a normal tooth), is good for the health and stability of the bone.
It is natural for teeth surrounding a gap to gradually start to shift around in the mouth and into the space. A dental implant or implant-supported bridge will fill the gap so the remaining teeth stay in their correct position.
Teeth that have shifted around in the mouth, and into a space left by a missing tooth, are more difficult to clean than straight and properly aligned teeth. Replacing a missing tooth and evening out the entire row of teeth makes it easier to brush and floss around.
If you’d like to learn more about the advantages of replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant, Dr. Ronald Trevisani would be happy to speak with you. Schedule a consultation at our practice, offering dental implants in Orlando and the surrounding areas, to speak with Dr. Trevisani about your options.