Tooth loss is fairly common among adults. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons reveals that around 69% of adults (ages 35-44) have lost at least one adult tooth. A variety of conditions can lead to tooth loss:·Periodontal disease (gum disease) ·Injury ·Mouth trauma ·Tooth grinding ·Prior tooth loss ·Tooth decay ·Failed root canal ·Poor genetics ·Smoking At the New Image Dental Implant Center our Denver dental implant dentists suggest coming in to discuss dental tooth implants as soon as you lose your tooth. Why is it so important to replace missing teeth?When lost teeth are left unresolved, serious oral health issues arise which cost even more time and money in the future.
When tooth gaps are not filled with dental tooth implants, they leave room for teeth to begin shifting. In addition to changing your appearance, this shifting also changes the alignment of your bite. When the upper and lower jaw don’t fit together they way they should, it strains the jaw joint (TMJ), resulting in TMJ Syndrome. Jaw realignment is usually necessary to treat this condition. In addition to changing your bite, failing to replace missing teeth with dental tooth implants can increase your chances of gum disease and tooth decay. Misaligned teeth make it harder to reach plaque build-up and stuck food with your floss or toothbrush, raising the risk of decay. Dental tooth implants fill the gaps in your smile to keep your teeth and jaw naturally aligned.
As gums and bone weaken without a replacement tooth, many people find it difficult to eat hard or tough foods. Soft and processed foods may feel soothing, but ultimately make up a diet poor in nutrition, which can lead to greater health issues. Dental tooth implants offer the benefit of stable chewing support and stimulation to the bone and gums.
To find out more about the dental implant procedure, call New Image Dental Implant Center today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our Denver dental implants dentists.