Are you missing a tooth? Do you feel embarrassed or simply not sure of what you need to do, or why you should even consider getting your missing tooth replaced? In this article, you’ll learn the three reasons why you should replace your missing teeth, as well as a few options you have available to remedy the problem.
Three Reasons To Replace Your Missing Tooth
There are three main reasons I’d like to share with you:
First and probably one of the more important reasons is because it is aesthetically unappealing to talk and socially engage with other while missing a tooth. It can really bring down the self-confidence in someone.
This could even cause more problems with trying to get a new job, finding that special someone, or simply being able to take photos at a special event.
A lot of our patients have said they’ve missed out on important dates, events, or chances due to the embarrassment of missing a tooth.
Number two, depending on the tooth that’s missing, you could potentially be losing out on a lot of functionally. Your teeth have a specific purpose; you need to eat and communicate. If one or more teeth are missing, it could affect your ability to perform those functions.
Which just like the reason mentioned above, it can also have a dramatic impact on your confidence.
The third reason is with a gap in your smile, it could dramatically contribute the chances of malocclusion. That just means your upper and lower teeth will be misaligned.
Your teeth surrounding the missing tooth will tend to shift towards each other in order to fill in the gap. This can cause even more problems down the road.
Three Treatments To Choose From To Fill The Gap
There are three treatments you can choose from if you are thinking about replacing your missing tooth:
Number one being implants, which will be the best solution of them all. You can choose implants to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or even to support a full set of dentures.
Implants are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth.
Number two would be fixed bridges. It’s almost exactly how it sounds, where two or more crowns will be placed on the teeth next to your missing tooth to create a bridge over the gap. The missing tooth will simply have a crown over it.
Your third option would be removable partial dentures. As the name states, you’ll be able to easily take them out of your mouth for cleaning. It does take time and practice to get used to taking them in and out of your mouth.
It may actually feel odd or tight for the first few weeks, but with time, you should grow accustom to them.
Are You Interested in Dental Implants?
If you’re interested in transforming your smile, give us a call at 713.807.9877 . We’d be more than happy to walk you through every step of the way. We strive to make the entire process as easy and simple for you. You want a better smile, we can help you get there.