Why Should I Replace That Missing Tooth?
We assist many patients who have experienced tooth loss. Some patients are eager to replace their missing teeth as quickly as possible, while others are more hesitant and need to consider their options. We encourage our patients who experience tooth loss to replace their missing teeth as soon as possible. Delaying the process of choosing a tooth replacement can lead to complications with your oral health. Continue reading to learn more.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
When we see patients who have experienced tooth loss we have some patients who are passionate about replacing their teeth as soon as possible. Others, especially those who have tooth loss in the rear of the mouth, are sometimes more hesitant to replace their teeth. We encourage all of our patients to replace their missing teeth, no matter the location of the tooth loss.
Although each tooth is separate in your mouth, all of the teeth work together with a common purpose. When even one tooth is missing, it can cause the surrounding teeth to work harder and lead to complications. Think of your favorite sports team. If a player becomes injured and isn’t replaced during the game, the other players on the team are also more likely to become injured. Missing teeth can lead to complications such as:
- Shifting teeth
- Uneven wear
- Difficulty eating and speaking
- Issues with self esteem
We Can Help!
We are passionate about helping our patients restore and improve their smiles. Whether you need to replace one tooth or you need a complete oral health restoration, we can help you every step of the way. We will not only make our recommendations, but we will answer any questions you may have. We are able to provide everything you need all under our roof.
If you are interested in learning more about which tooth replacement option we would recommend for you, be sure to contact our office located in Northridge, CA to schedule an appointment. Now is the perfect time to improve your smile to enjoy for the new year and beyond!