How Tooth Loss Impacts Your Well-Being
A smile with missing teeth can take a toll on your health, mentally and physically. Our Vero Beach dentists offer dental implants as a remarkable solution to tooth loss. Implants help prevent oral infection, eliminate imperfections, and provide you with a smile that can last a lifetime.
Learn how tooth loss affects your health and how dental implants can help.
Loss of Functionality
Having missing teeth can influence what you can do and how you go about your everyday routine. Tooth loss may cause slurring of words, making it difficult to speak clearly. It can also challenge your ability to eat certain foods.
Dental implants restore missing teeth from the root to the crown, providing support for your new restoration. This allows them to function just like your natural teeth, making it possible to chew and speak with ease.
Weakening of the Jawbone
When you’re missing a tooth, your jawbone may begin to deteriorate, weaken, and eventually lead to additional tooth loss. This can cause facial sagging and premature wrinkling, creating an older-looking appearance.
Dental implants fuse with your jawbone for strong, healthy stimulation it needs to support your new restoration. Plus, implants are the only solution that restores insufficient jawbone and protects your jaw from further damage.
Don’t Let Tooth Loss Affect You
If you’re missing a tooth or a few, our Vero Beach team can restore your smile back to perfection with our natural-looking dental implants.
Call (954) 793-4388 to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Thomas today. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile with this incredible restoration solution.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults?
The most common cause of tooth loss in adults is gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Luckily, if you maintain a good oral hygiene routine by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily, you can avoid developing gum disease.
In addition to good oral hygiene habits, you’ll want to schedule regular exams and cleanings with Dr. Thomas where he’s able to assess your oral health and ensure your teeth and gums are in pristine condition. During these routine visits, he’ll also notify you of any areas of concern so we can perform any necessary treatments before they require more invasive procedures.
What kind of problems can occur from tooth loss?
If you leave tooth loss untreated, it can lead to a variety of dental issues, including:
- A crooked smile
- Bite problems
- Joint pain
Along with these issues, tooth loss can also cause misaligned teeth over time. Misaligned teeth can make it harder to clean in between, which can lead to tooth decay and further tooth loss. If you’re missing teeth, contact our Vero Beach office by calling (954) 793-4388 and schedule your free consultation with Dr. Thomas.