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What happens when you loose a tooth ?

22-08-2013
What Happens When You Lose a Tooth?
When you lose a tooth, especially a back tooth, you may feel you don’t need to replace it, since no one can see that it’s missing and you have plenty of other teeth. However, there is more bone loss going on under the surface when a tooth is lost. Surrounding each tooth is an alveolar bone that supports the tooth and when the tooth is lost, that bone basically melts away. This is why people who have lost most of their teeth and are not wearing dentures appear to have a caved-in appearance to their mouths.
 
Besides causing damage to the immediate area, tooth loss affects remaining teeth as well. Teeth create a structure for the face and their loss can shift the surrounding teeth. This can cause bite problems. A lost tooth can also affect facial structures such as the jaw, muscles, jaw joints, and even the skin. If several teeth are lost, it’s not uncommon to suffer from social consequences and poor nutrition.

Why choose Dental implants
Natural:          Dental implants look, feel, and function like regular teeth.
Strong:          Dental implants do not decay.
Successful:     Dental implants have a high success rate, in excess of 95 per cent, when placed properly.
Bone Loss:      Dental implants can prevent bone loss.

Appearance:   Dental implants can immediately change your facial appearance to a fuller facial appearance, who can now smile with confidence.

Following successful implant placement, patients can enjoy a lifetime of natural and healthy looking teeth and a renewed ability to smile.

Are you a candidate for dental implants?

If you are considering dental implants, your mouth must be examined by a digitial x-ray. Also your medical and dental history will be reviewed by our dentist. Candidates ideally require healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant.