Protect Your Health
Whether you’re suffering from tooth loss due to infection, decay, or trauma, living without a complete, beautiful smile can take a toll on your overall well-being. Missing one or more teeth can drastically impact the health, function, and appearance of your smile, which can reflect negatively on your self-esteem.
Dr. Bauer and Dr. Neuhaus want to help you protect both your oral and overall health using dental implants. With this advanced restorative treatment, you’ll experience more benefits than with any other option.
Loss of functionality.
Living without all of your teeth can make it difficult for your smile to perform basic functions such as eating and speaking. Your bite is likely to weaken due to jawbone deterioration and you may often slur your words because certain teeth that helped you with pronunciation are now gone.
Dental implants act just like a natural tooth root that supports a stable restoration to help improve your oral function. You’ll be able to enjoy all your favorite foods again and carry on a conversation without feeling insecure.
Increased risk of oral infection.
When you’re missing teeth, the open area generally attracts more bacteria and food particles that are harder to reach when brushing and flossing. The buildup of the bacteria can increase your risk for oral infections like tooth decay and gum disease, which ultimately will lead to further dental problems.
By replacing missing teeth, dental implants help protect the gaps in your smile and provide you with greater overall health benefits.
Weakening of the jawbone.
Your jawbone maintains its strength by receiving an adequate amount of stimulation from your tooth roots. When these roots are missing, your jaw will begin to weaken and lose its structure.
Dental implants are made of biocompatible material that fuses together with your jawbone, allowing it to preserve its shape. They’re also the only restorative solution that can prevent future bone loss.
If you’ve suffered from bone loss because you’ve been living without one or more teeth for a while, or you’ve been wearing dentures, it’s likely your appearance has changed. Many people who are missing teeth tend to look older than they actually are because the skin around their jawline begins to loosen and droop down.
To help prevent this issue from happening, dental implants will provide you with enough support for your jawbone so your face shape won’t alter.
Tooth loss can completely dictate your life as it greatly impacts your self-esteem. Missing one or more teeth can be a huge embarrassment and it’s likely you feel discouraged to meet new people or simply go out with friends.
Dental implants can give you the confidence to smile again. They blend in beautifully with your smile, making it hard for anyone to realize you were once missing teeth.
Increased likelihood of pain.
Missing teeth can also increase the sensitivity in your mouth as it exposes each space to unwanted elements. You may often feel pain, irritation, or tenderness in your gums and surrounding teeth because of tooth loss.
Dental implants provide you with a comfortable solution that helps protect these areas from any discomfort.
Anxiety and unhappiness.
In 2008, the Academy of General Dentistry published a survey that reviewed common problems associated with tooth loss. The results showed evidence of the psychological effects related to this condition:
- 86.35% cited social embarrassment
- 66.26% revealed emotional pain
- 68.7% claimed to feel nervous or self-conscious
If you choose dental implants, you’ll no longer have to feel anxious in public environments or unhappy with the appearance of your smile. This treatment offers long-lasting, remarkably beautiful results that you’ll never want to stop showing.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults?
The most common cause of tooth loss in adults is gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Luckily, if you maintain a good oral hygiene routine by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily, you can avoid developing gum disease.
In addition to good oral hygiene habits, you’ll want to schedule regular exams and cleanings with Dr. Bauer. During these visits, he’ll evaluate your oral health and ensure your teeth and gums are in optimal health. He’ll also notify you of any areas of concern so we can provide treatment before they become severe.
What kind of problems can occur from tooth loss?
Without treatment, tooth loss can lead to a variety of dental issues, including:
- Oral infections
- Bite problems
- Joint pain
Along with these issues, tooth loss can also cause misaligned teeth over time. Misaligned teeth make it harder to clean in between, which often results in decay and further tooth loss. If you’re missing teeth, contact our Adams County office by calling (402) 519-2164 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Bauer.