At Pristine Periodontics and Implants, we don’t only focus on your oral health, but we ensure your overall health is considered too. When your smile has been impacted by tooth loss, your health, appearance, and psychological well-being can all be affected as well.
Learn about all the health risks associated with missing teeth and see how dental implants can help.
Missing one or more teeth can quickly alter basic daily functions in our life that we often take for granted. The way you eat and speak isn’t as easy as it used to be.
Biting out of a big, juicy apple is nearly impossible without your front teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Or chewing down on a tender steak is much more difficult without your back molars.
Holding a conversation with a friend might be harder because your pronunciation is a bit more unclear or you may even slur certain words.
Dental implants act much like your natural teeth, restoring full functionality so you can eat and speak with ease again.
Living with gaps between your teeth can allow for food particles and other debris to get trapped in the open spaces. This makes it harder to clean when you brush or floss and will quickly prompt the bacteria to accumulate.
The more food and debris that builds up, the likelihood of you getting an oral infection, like gum disease or tooth decay, will increase. These oral infections can lead to more serious dental problems which may require you to get a supplemental procedure before considering dental implants.
Dental implants help protect your oral health from infection and offer the most benefits out of any restorative treatment.
When you’ve been living without a full set of teeth or wearing dentures for too long, your jawbone will begin to weaken and lose its shape. This is because your tooth roots help stimulate your jaw in order to maintain its strength and function.
Dental implants are the only restorative treatment that can protect the jaw from further bone deterioration and provide complete, proper function.
As your jawbone starts to shrink and your mouth becomes sunken in, the skin around your face will loosen and hang down. This can change your appearance and make you appear much older than you actually are.
Wrinkles around your lips will become more prominent and your jawline will be less noticeable. Dental implants can help prevent this issue as they protect the jaw and help fill in your face for a younger, more natural appearance.
Tooth loss can completely change your life. You may be less inclined to go out in public and talk to people because you’re embarrassed and insecure about your missing tooth.
You might feel unhappy because you don’t smile as much anymore, although the simple act is a major mood booster. No one should experience the negative effects that tooth loss has on self-confidence.
With dental implants, you can put your self-doubt behind. They’re one of the most natural-looking tooth replacement options that blend seamlessly with your smile and help boost your self-esteem.
Having any type of oral pain is never enjoyable. Missing teeth can expose your gums and other areas of your mouth to the elements causing them to feel extremely sensitive and uncomfortable.
An increased level of discomfort, irritation, and pain becomes more likely when living with gaps in your smile. Since dental implants act as a natural tooth root, they can help defend against any pain caused by exposed gaps in your smile.
Smiling is known to help lighten your mood, even when you’re feeling down and you have to force it out. When you’ve lost your confidence to smile, you may notice yourself not being as happy as you once were with a complete smile.
Tooth loss can have a major impact on your psychological well-being and has been found to lead to a risk of anxiety and depression.
You should never be afraid to hold back your smile. Dr. Sayed can restore the health, beauty, and function of your smile with dental implants. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
Fortunately, gum disease can be avoided. In addition to maintaining a good at-home oral hygiene routine consisting of brushing twice a day and flossing daily, you’ll want to schedule regular checkups with Dr. Sayed. He’ll be able to assess your oral health and ensure your teeth and gums are in optimal condition.
Dr. Abdullah Sayed
2425 East Lincoln St., Suite 100
Monday: 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday: 7AM - 2PM
Wednesday: 1PM - 7PM
Thursday: 8AM - 2PM