If You’re Missing A Tooth, We Can Help!
Have you recently lost a tooth and you are unsure if you are going to have it replaced? No matter if it was caused by severe decay, trauma, a medical condition, or the effects of medication, it can be an upsetting and traumatic experience. We encourage all of our patients to replace any missing teeth as soon as possible as it can have lasting effects on your oral and overall health. Continue reading to learn more about why it is important to replace missing teeth and why it can be so damaging if you don’t.
Why is it Important to Replace Missing Teeth?
Do you love to cook or bake? Whether you are a chef or a novice in the kitchen, you may have made a recipe at one point and forgot to add an ingredient. When an ingredient is missing from a recipe, it can really change the outcome. A delicious dish can easily turn into a disaster. Teeth work in a similar fashion. When one tooth is gone, it changes the function of the surrounding teeth and can lead to severe problems. You may experience problems such as:
- Shifting teeth
- Teeth that turn and rotate
- Difficulty eating and chewing
- Faster wear of enamel on teeth
- Deterioration of the jawbone
- Change in face shape or drooping facial muscles
Change in speech
Tooth Replacement Options
Many patients are eager to replace missing teeth in the front of the mouth because of esthetics. We want to stress the importance of also replacing rear molars and other teeth that are not visible when you smile. We would hate for our patients to experience any of the issues mentioned above. A missing tooth can be upsetting, so we are always sure to take the time needed to explain each tooth replacement option. We help our patients choose an option that works best for their lifestyle and budget, such as:
If you need to replace a tooth and would like more information about which treatment plan is best for you, please contact our office located in The Woodlands, TX. We look forward to helping you with your dental needs soon.