Having missing teeth does more than just affect your appearance. When you lose teeth either to breakage or extraction, it is important that you replace the missing teeth with some type of appliance. Dental implants are by far the best choice for replacing missing teeth for several reasons.
Prevents Bone and Tissue Loss
When you have a missing tooth, it can cause you to have bone loss in the jaw as well as tissue loss in the gums. Both of these problems can cause sinking of the facial features over time, further affecting your appearance. Bone loss and tissue loss can also result in loose teeth around the gap left by the missing tooth. This can result in even more dental work and the potential for more missing teeth. [Read more…]