Dental implants are a permanent solution to spaces in your jaw bone where teeth once stood. These spaces can cause problems with your other teeth and jaw. Having teeth missing can cause the bite pressure in your mouth to change. This will make teeth shift in your mouth. Shifting teeth mean more places for plaque to enter your mouth in places that are difficult to clean. This means an increased risk of gum disease.
Teeth serve other purposes other than just cutting through food so we can survive; they help you speak. We often forget that our teeth help us form the sounds needed to communicate, since we have not experienced this limitation since we were children. Having teeth missing, depending on the location, can have an impact on our communication with the world around us.
Your jaw bone has places for each one of your teeth. Your teeth hold these spots on your jaw and if your teeth are not there to perform their duty it can compromise the bone of your jaw. The bone around the empty space will start to wear down and deteriorate.
Of course, we all want perfect teeth and no one wants a gap in their teeth. You can call and set up an appointment today to have your teeth replaced and get back to having a perfect smile you’re confident in!
The best defense against cavities is still a healthy diet and maintaining good dental hygiene. This is a fun animated video about how cavities form in our mouths! So we can better understand and protect ourselves in the future. It is never to late to start good hygiene practices!
The Progressive Team