When you lose a tooth, it may not seem like a big deal. But tooth loss can have a large impact on your health and confidence.
Learn about the ways tooth loss can affect you, as well as how dental implants can help.
Loss of functionality.
Losing teeth can limit the foods you’re able to enjoy. Hard or tough foods like steak and apples can be difficult to chew, forcing you to adopt a diet that excludes many meals.
Gaps in your smile can also affect the way you speak, often causing you to slur and have trouble forming certain sounds. This can impact the way you communicate.
Dental implants can enable you to eat and speak as usual.
Weakening of the jawbone.
On a daily basis, your teeth keep your jawbone strong by sending signals through their roots as you chew and talk. When you lose a tooth, the jaw no longer receives these signals and begins to weaken. Losing bone density causes your jaw to lose its shape and ability.
A dental implant is the only tooth replacement option that strengthens your jawbone.
Becoming limited in your daily choices and changes to your appearance may begin to affect the way you feel about yourself. If you feel less assured in yourself, you may begin to feel isolated and pull away from relationships.
With dental implants, you can take control of your life and not be afraid to smile.
Anxiety and unhappiness.
With all the changes in your life due to tooth loss, your daily balance could be upturned. As your life changes, you could start to feel different. Missing teeth have been linked to anxiety and depression.
Implants can enable you to smile your widest again and to live the way you want.
Contact Us for Compassionate Care
If you’ve lost a tooth and want to keep your oral health at its best with dental implants, Towne Centre Family Dental can help. We provide quality dental implants and care throughout your treatment.
To schedule a consultation, call our office at 908-698-4436. You can also fill out our online contact form and a knowledgeable member of our staff will get back to you right away.