Missing teeth are a huge problem.
The roots of your teeth stimulate your jaw to constantly rebuild itself to hold the roots in place. When you lose a tooth, this process stops, and the bone begins to deteriorate and reabsorb. In time, this effect spreads, damaging your remaining teeth and leading to further tooth loss.
As you lose more teeth, you’ll begin to have difficulty eating fresh, healthy foods and your overall health will suffer. Missing teeth are also a factor in developing periodontal disease, a serious condition that has been linked to other systemic diseases including strokes, heart disease, diabetes, and pancreatic cancer. Additionally, concern over your appearance and the stigma related to missing teeth could lead to depression or social anxiety.
One way to stop this chain reaction is to replace your missing teeth with dental implants. The metal implant actually integrates into your jawbone and stimulates the bone to repair itself.
If you are missing teeth, call us today to learn more about dental implants and find out how they can help you.