Losing teeth can have a large impact on your health and the way you feel. The physical and emotional toll of missing teeth can affect you very seriously and on a daily basis.
Learn how tooth loss can influence your health.
Loss of functionality.
Losing teeth influences what you can eat, making hard foods like steak and fruit difficult to chew. Gaps can also cause you to start speaking with a slur, affecting how you communicate. You may feel limited and unable to take part in areas of life you used to.
Dental implants provide you with full functionality so you don’t have to think about what you eat or how you speak.
Weakening of the jawbone.
Your natural teeth keep your jawbone strong by sending signals when you chew and speak. When teeth have been missing for a while your jawbone starts to weaken and becomes thinner, losing its shape.
The only tooth replacement option that strengthens your jawbone is dental implants.
The limiting effects of tooth loss and changes to your appearance may start to affect the way you feel about yourself. You may feel isolated and pull away from your love life and friendships.
Dental implants give you the ability to take back your life, so you can have fun with the people who matter to you.
Anxiety and unhappiness.
With all the health risks and changes to your lifestyle, you may not feel like yourself anymore. Missing teeth have been shown to have a link to anxiety and depression. You could become hesitant to smile, affecting both your appearance and mood.
You can smile again with dental implants because they look just like natural teeth and are long-lasting.
Dental Implants Can Help
If you’re interested in dental implants to restore and protect your health, Alpha Dental Practice can provide you with natural-looking and strong implants. You can be proud to show off your beautifully restored smile.
For a consultation, call 954-228-8509 or fill out our online contact form. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will get right back to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can tooth loss affect my overall health and quality of life?
Teeth play an important role in many aspects of life such as speech, eating ability, appearance, and quality of life. Losing a tooth or multiple teeth can cause the surrounding teeth to shift and bacteria to accumulate under the gum line. Due to this, gum disease and loss of bone and tissue can occur.
You don’t have to live with missing teeth. Call our Coral Springs office at (954)-228-8509 and see how Dr. Assi can restore your smile and oral health.
What is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults?
The most common cause of tooth loss in adults is gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Luckily, if you maintain a good oral hygiene routine by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily, you can avoid developing gum disease.
In addition to good oral hygiene habits, you’ll want to schedule regular exams and cleanings with Dr. Assi where they’ll be able to assess your oral health and ensure your teeth and gums are in pristine condition. During these routine visits, Dr. Assi will also notify you of any areas of concern so we can perform any necessary treatments before they require more invasive procedures.