Four Reasons Why People Replaced a Missing Tooth in the New Year

As we welcome a new year, many people make resolutions and goals, often centering around health or lifestyle changes they would like to make to be healthier and happier. Orlando dental implants provider Ronald Trevisani encourages you to consider your oral health and explore ways to improve it in the new year. Missing teeth can be cosmetically unappealing as well as a detriment to oral health. If you are missing a permanent tooth, why not make 2014 the year that you resolve to replace it?
Here are four reasons to replace a missing tooth in 2014:
1. To restore an attractive appearance to your smile
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.
2. To avoid bone loss
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.
3. To prevent the remaining teeth from drifting around in the mouth
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.
4. To promote optimal oral health
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.
Schedule a Dental Implants Consultation
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.