Your teeth are designed to last you the rest of your life. However, sometimes teeth break, fall out or need to be removed. Whether it’s one tooth you lost or several it is understandable the hurt and pain that may accompany this issue. No need to worry, The DC Dentist team is here to help you with several options to bring your smile back into alignment.
Why is it important to replace your teeth? And do it in a timely manner? Missing teeth invite a number of other unwanted issues within your smile as well as your overall health and well-being if not addressed in a reasonable time frame.
Aesthetic Compromise: The most obvious to you and others is the fact that the appearance of your smile has changed. When a front tooth is missing it can cause emotional pain.
Eating Limitations: One missing tooth can change the way you eat and how your food is digested. One missing tooth throws off the alignment of your upper and bottom jaw causing bigger particles of food to slip down your digestive tract rather than being properly chewed and swallowed.
Speech: In some cases, problems can range from something simple to more severe in your ability to properly communicate with others.
Shifting Teeth: Missing teeth have a direct affect on their neighboring teeth. Once a tooth is missing your other teeth will begin to move towards that open space to fill in the gap. This can cause multiple dental health concerns, including misalignment as well as decay and gum disease due to new tight spaces and cleaning difficulties.
Premature Facial Aging: When you have a missing tooth, your tooth root is no longer around to stimulate the jaw bone underneath. As with the rest of the bones in your body, the jaw needs routine stimulation to retain both its form and density. Therefore, missing teeth often lead to the progression of bone loss within the jaw and a consequential “hallowed” appearance in the lower face. Often referred to as premature facial aging. Dental implants are the only restorative solution that can help patients avoid bone loss after missing teeth.
Live Longer: Replacing missing teeth will help you to live longer. People who have no missing teeth live 6-10 years longer than people with missing teeth.
Have you lost a tooth? Or does someone you love and care about have missing teeth? Whether it is a single tooth or several we can offer you a smile restoration. This will help you regain your confidence, health and quality of life. Most of all, The DC Dentist can help you avoid any further problems and get your smile back! Call to schedule your consultation at 202-544-3626. Your smile is very important to us.