Dr. Thomas wants his patients to receive the necessary care for their oral health in order to prevent any further risks to their well-being. See what may happen if tooth loss is untreated and how dental implants can transform your smile.
Loss of functionality.
Missing teeth can degrade the way your mouth functions due to its lack of support. People who suffer from tooth loss have experienced difficulty with eating and speaking. Certain foods become tougher to eat such as a chewy candy bar or a hard apple. Holding a conversation can also be a bit more strenuous because pronunciation for certain words becomes harder and many begin to slur their words.
Dental implants will fill your gaps with a natural, long-lasting tooth root that will help restore full functionality.
Weakening of the jawbone.
Sufferers of tooth loss will also experience loss of strength in their jawbone. When teeth are absent, the jawbone is no longer receiving its proper stimulation due to the lack of chewing and biting. This will cause the jaw to lose its shape and weaken its overall functionality. Dental implants are the only solution that can prevent further bone loss in your mouth.
Unhappiness & reduced self-confidence
In our society, many associate people who are lacking a full set of teeth to be unintelligent or of a lower class than most. This can impact a person’s self-esteem dramatically, and can discourage them from stepping out in public and socializing. Lack of public interactions can trigger depression and negative energy.
Smiling can generate true happiness and radiate positivity for oneself, as well as for the people surrounding. Everyone deserves to feel assured that they aren’t being judged for their oral health and have confidence in their smile no matter what.