While the aesthetics of your smile are an important thing to consider, missing teeth can impact so much more than just the appearance of your smile. Replacing missing teeth are essential for supporting long-term oral health.
3 Reasons to Replace Your Missing Teeth
This month we take a closer look at three reasons you should replace any missing teeth.
- Function & Form- Teeth and their root systems work together to stabilize the form of the bite and the structure of the jaw bone. Without all of your teeth, surrounding teeth are susceptible to shifting and can cause your smile to become crooked. The tooth roots work to keep the jaw bone stable, patients with missing teeth commonly begin to experience bone degeneration and jaw recession. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants helps to support the jaw in the most natural way possible. Dental implants are made from a biocompatible material that fuses with the jaw. Once healed, the dental implant works just like a tooth root to prevent shifting of remaining teeth, and to stimulate natural bone growth. Replacing your missing teeth helps to support the function and form of a beautiful, healthy smile.
- Your Systemic Health- Teeth support the function and form of the bite enabling you to speak and chew properly- without them it becomes difficult or impossible to eat a healthy varied diet or to interact with your peers. But did you know that missing teeth can also increase your risk of developing health complications? Left untreated missing teeth can lead to secondary health conditions that impact your oral and your systemic health. Patients with missing teeth are more prone to developing gum disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and bone loss.
- Live Your Best Life- Having a beautiful smile that you feel proud of can help you live your best life. Replacing missing teeth support long-term health, boost your confidence, and allow you to enjoy a better overall quality of life. Your oral health plays an essential role in your well being, and replacing your missing teeth can help you enjoy many more happy years.
Replacing Missing Teeth Owings Mills, MD
Baltimore, MD area dentists Dr. Ed Lazer and Dr. Roham Rafat provide patients with full-service dental implant treatment plans under one roof. We offer a range of options for replacing missing teeth including:
We encourage patients to replace teeth as soon as possible. We work with our patients on an individual basis and create customized treatment plans to address their specific oral health concerns. Our goal is to maintain and restore our patient’s smiles so that they may enjoy a stable, comfortable, and beautiful smile for many years to come.