Missing teeth are just a cosmetic issue, right? It’s easy to see how someone might think this way, but unfortunately it is simply not the case. A missing tooth is not only unsightly, it can cause cascading permanent damage to your mouth and stop you from living life the way you want. Dr. Ami Barakat and his professional dental team offer comprehensive restorative treatments to patients at Villanova Dental Studio in Stittsville, ON. He will work with you to find a treatment option that aligns with your budget, oral health, and goals.
The Dangers of Missing Teeth
Losing a tooth makes space in your jaw. If even one tooth is missing, your other teeth will quickly begin to shift, creating a new and often less comfortable bite. Without the roots of the missing tooth to stimulate the jawbone, you can also experience bone loss. Both of these factors, shifting teeth and bone loss, can ultimately result in your healthy teeth loosening and ultimately falling out. In addition, tooth loss can put you at increased risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and receding gums.
The Impact on Your Quality of Life
When it comes right down to it, cosmetics are important for many people. A missing tooth can be unsightly and lower self-esteem. Low self-esteem can really be a hit to your mental health and sense of wellness. Perhaps more importantly, missing teeth can interfere with eating and speech. This becomes increasingly true the more teeth you lose. Being unable to eat the foods you want or properly communicate can be hard for everyone, so it is important to make sure it doesn’t happen.
There are several treatment options that Dr. Barakat and his dental team offer at Villanova Dental Studio:
Schedule a Consultation
If you have questions about replacing your missing teeth, schedule a consultation at Villanova Dental Studio in Stittsville, ON. Feel free to ask questions about what tooth replacement would entail for you. To schedule an appointment, contact us today online or over the phone at (613) 836-9084 or (613) 927-9905.