Are You Tired of Missing Teeth?
We meet people every day who are sick and tired of dealing with missing teeth. They’re tired of not being able to chew. They’re tired of the discomfort. They’re tired of being embarrassed of their smile. Missing teeth affect how people look and how they feel about themselves as well as affecting overall health in a dramatic way.
Why are Missing Teeth a Problem?
We Need Healthy Teeth to Eat Healthy Food!
Having fewer teeth makes biting and chewing difficult. People who are missing one or more teeth will begin to shift chewing to the remaining stronger teeth and find it harder to eat chewier, hard foods. Many of the people who come to us asking for dental implants are looking for a better solution because they are tired of having to chew carefully all the time or are tired of a soft foods.
We Lose Bone When We Lose Teeth
Bone loss is the dark, hidden secret of tooth loss. Most people are happy to get a broken or infected tooth removed and assume that they’ve solved their problem. Removing a bad tooth does eliminate infection, but it doesn’t restore function. We usually think of the visible functions of our teeth like chewing and smiling; however, one of their most critical functions is maintaining bone levels in our jaws. When we lose teeth, we also lose bone. This bone loss will progress continually unless we replace the missing tooth root with an implant.
We Age Faster When We’re Missing Teeth
The bone loss caused by missing teeth not only weakens our facial structure, it eventually also causes the lower face to collapse. This bone loss causes the characteristic “old person” facial appearance. As the face loses bone support, skin begins to sag and wrinkle, exaggerating the effects of aging. This collapse is a slow continual process that begins when a tooth is lost and gets worse as more teeth are lost.
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Interested in Learning More about Missing Teeth & Dental Implants?
We’ve put together a video seminar that takes an in depth look at missing teeth and the risks & benefits of the Treatment options, with a special look at dental implants. This seminar is free and available to everyone, whether or not you’re our patient or live in San Antonio. We believe that Education is a key part of health!