Are you wondering whether or not you really have to treat your tooth loss?
Worldwide, about 30 percent of older adults between the ages of 65-74 have no natural teeth (according to the World Health Organization). Of course, tooth loss isn’t just a problem that seniors face. Anyone can lose a tooth due to decay or gum disease. If you are someone who has lost one or more teeth, you may be wondering why you should replace your missing teeth. Our Bellevue, WA, dentists, Dr. Kianoosh Behshid and Dr. Amir Emam, are here to explain why.
While the idea of having to visit your Bellevue general dentist to discuss your tooth replacement options may not sound like the most fun experience, it’s one that anyone dealing with tooth loss must do if they value their oral health. This is because tooth loss of any magnitude, from losing one tooth to all of your teeth, will need to be treated as soon as possible before complications set in.
What kind of complications will occur if you don’t replace your missing tooth or teeth? Now that you have a gap in your smile this means that there is more room for teeth to move around. So if you don’t fill that gap, don’t be surprised to see teeth shifting into that open space. This can lead to a crooked or misaligned smile.
When you chose to get dental implants you’ll get a restoration that is as close to a real tooth as possible. An implant is even placed into the jawbone so that it can naturally grow together with the bone and tissue. Remember how we said that the jawbone requires stimulation from all tooth roots in order to prevent deterioration? By placing an implant where the tooth roots of your missing tooth used to be we can provide the jawbone with what it needs to stay healthy and strong. No other restoration has this ability.
Now that you know why replacing your missing permanent teeth is so important, the next step is to find out what treatment is right for you. Call Fine Dental Arts of Bellevue, WA, today to schedule your no-risk consultation.