Reasons to Replace Your Missing Teeth
If you’re considering replacing a missing tooth, there are many benefits of doing so. Missing teeth can be replaced using a dental bridge or dental implant. The result of replacing your missing teeth will be a stronger bite that is more resistant to bone loss and teeth shifting. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of replacing your missing teeth with Houston dental implants or a dental bridge.
Prevent Bone Loss
Replacing missing teeth can help prevent premature bone loss from occurring in the alveolar bone which supports your remaining teeth. Once a tooth is removed from an area the remaining bone begins to shrink through a process known as resorption. Resorption is inevitable once a tooth is removed and begins almost immediately. The loss of alveolar bone can affect your remaining teeth which may cause apparent concavities within your smile. Not only is this indention unsightly to look at, it can also cause food to become impacted under the remaining neighboring teeth. The loss of alveolar bone can be prevented by placing a dental implant at the time the tooth is lost.
Tooth loss of one or multiple teeth leaves a gap in your smile that your remaining teeth will naturally try to fill. The teeth adjacent to the gap will begin to shift and lean over the gap in a process called drifting. Loss of a bottom tooth can even cause your upper teeth to shift and relocate down into the open space. Not only can drifting cause cosmetic defects in your smile, it can also put you at risk for periodontal disease. When teeth shift in the jaw, they create irregularities in the gum tissue, leading to increased dental decay and eventual periodontal disease which leads to tooth loss if left untreated.
Improve Your Quality of Life
Losing your teeth can affect your diet as certain foods may become difficult to chew. Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant can improve your quality of life by restoring your capacity to handle normal, healthy foods. In addition, your improved smile can boost your confidence and give you an enhanced appreciation of dental care.
We Offer Same-Day Appointments!
We understand that you have a busy life, and having to wait weeks or months for the dental care you require is far from ideal. That is exactly why we offer same-day appointments so that you can be in, out, and on with your life sooner than you ever thought possible. Learn more about our Houston dental practice and schedule an appointment now by contacting us at (713) 772-2111!