WHETHER IT HAPPENED ON THAT TUESDAY AFTERNOON when your game of catch resulted in your first missing permanent tooth, or whether you have been secretly missing that molar for the past five years, Dental Partners of Boston can help.
The Effects Of A Missing Tooth On Your Overall Health
Many people assume that missing teeth are not health risks because they only affect appearance and speech. But choosing not to treat a missing tooth can actually create many health problems. Fortunately, Dental Partners of Boston can take care of it.
In the space where the tooth is missing, bone cells die causing the jaw bone to reduce in volume and deteriorate. This may lead to facial collapse, which makes your face look prematurely older.
The rest of your teeth may move closer to the gap and then pull both your alignment and bite out of place. This can also loosen other teeth.
Problems With Eating
Fewer teeth make eating the foods you love more difficult, especially those crunchy veggies and chewy proteins. This may lead to bad nutrition and an unhealthy decrease in caloric intake, impacting your immune system.
If the missing tooth/teeth are visible to others, there may be a drop in confidence, causing a decrease in social activity.
Dental Implants Can Save You From These Problems
Today, we have many different options that can prevent any damage to your jaw, diet, or psyche.
- Single-Tooth Dental Implants
- Multiple-Teeth Implants
- Full Upper or Lower Jaw Replacement
Contact us today for a consultation and an experienced Dental Partners of Boston implant dentist will be happy to show you how you can have a healthy and beautiful smile.