If you are dealing with tooth loss, our Cheney dental implant dentists strongly recommend that you seek restorative treatment as soon as possible. Many people do not realize that the longer they go without replacing teeth, the more hazardous tooth loss can be for their smile.
When tooth loss is left untreated, the resulting hole in your smile can become an epicenter of oral health problems and deterioration.
One issue that you may notice post-tooth-loss is that your remaining teeth begin to shift along your gum line. Every embedded tooth serves as a placeholder and helps to support adjacent teeth. When one, or more, of these teeth goes missing the entirety of your dental alignment can become destabilized.
However, tooth loss does not only leave a hole in your visible smile; once you’re missing a tooth, you will have a blank space in your jaw tissue. This can prove to be problematic on a number of levels. First of all, this blank space can become a repository for dental debris and oral bacteria, and thus develop chronic infections. Additionally, this hole in your smile leaves your bone and gum tissue exposed; what begin as superficial infections can quickly spread to the foundation of your smile.
Dental roots are also critical because they help to support your bone tissue keep strong and dense. Patients with untreated tooth loss are prone to suffering from jaw bone deterioration.
The good news is that dental implants allow our team to combat these problems. Every dental implant has a titanium root which serves to replace the natural tooth root. Because titanium is able to bond with natural bone tissue, dental implant roots are truly superior replacement teeth.
Don’t let tooth loss continue to destroy your smile. Our Cheney dental implant dentists are here to help; we look forward to speaking with you!