When you lose a tooth, oral health consequences immediately follow. They can range from bone loss to shifting teeth, but one thing is agreed upon by dentists – tooth loss is bad for your dental health and needs to be addressed as soon as possible. Here are some of the problems you will avoid by getting dental implants at New Image Dental Implant Center to replace missing teeth.
Tooth Shifting: Just like when you pull a book from a bookshelf and the surrounding books fall to fill the space, your teeth will follow the same principle. What once was a straight smile can quickly turn into crooked teeth. If you see a dental implant dentist soon after you lose your tooth, you can replace your missing tooth before shifting occurs and save yourself a lot of trouble.
TMJ Syndrome: When teeth shift out of alignment after tooth loss, bite problems usually develop. When the upper and lower jaws don’t meet properly, it strains and damages the jaw joint (TMJ).
Gum Disease/Tooth Decay: Once teeth shift out of alignment, it is harder to reach some spots with your toothbrush or floss. When plaque and bacteria aren’t reached, tooth decay and periodontal disease develop, often causing further tooth loss.
Bone Loss: The reason why older individuals faces appear so differently once they have lost many of their teeth is because without teeth, our jaw bone levels recede and this affects the facial appearance. The fastest rate of bone loss occurs within the the first six months after losing a tooth so it is very important to see a dental implant dentist as soon as you’ve lost your tooth.
Whatever your need is for a tooth implant procedure, you can feel comfortable that your investment is a great choice that will prevent later problems and the need for more expensive procedures. Give us a call today at 303-321-8400 to schedule a consultation.