Losing a tooth is exciting when you’re six, but losing a tooth as an adult is disheartening and frightening. The good news is that unexpected tooth loss can be resolved quickly with dentures or implants. Both tooth replacement options offer important benefits to keep your smile whole.
Implants and Dentures Help You Eat and Talk
Tooth loss impacts your lifestyle in many ways, especially in your ability to eat and talk without complications. Even just one lost tooth can affect pronunciation and chewing. Dentures and implants can both be used to replace single or multiple teeth so you don’t have to avoid your favorite foods or avoid talking in public.
Implants and Dentures Complete Your Smile
The most obvious problem created by tooth loss is your incomplete smile. Whether you lose your front teeth or bottom molar, you will feel self-conscious smiling and talking to others. Fortunately, implants and dentures both replace missing teeth to create a full, whole smile once again. Since both dentures and implants look natural and realistic, nobody will even suspect that tooth loss was once a problem for you.
Dental Implants Protect Healthy Bone
Replacing your missing teeth is important for more than aesthetic and functional reasons. Each tooth in your mouth plays the important role of stimulating and strengthening underlying bone. When you lose a tooth, you lose the ability to protect healthy bone in that area.
Dental implants are able to replace the tooth’s root system to continue stimulating the jawbone. They restore the support that the jawbone needs, stimulate further bone growth, and prevent future bone loss. This is the only way to prevent bone loss over time.
Call Your Dentist Immediately After Tooth Loss
You need to visit your dentist immediately after sustaining tooth loss so you can efficiently replace the lost tooth with a denture or implant. Dr. Sam Tadros is Largo’s leading implant dentist with years of experience helping patients reconstruct their smiles. Call (727) 202-4926 today to make your appointment with Dr. Tadros and give your teeth the care they need.