So, you’re missing a few teeth here or there; no big deal, right?
Incorrect! Although, explaining why you haven't been to a dentist is convenient, the truth is you're just fooling yourself. Not only do missing teeth cause negative health effects, it also reduces your quality of life. To keep your smile safe , you should find a qualified, accomplished dental implant specialist in Clearwater and Dunedin, FL like the ones found at Clearwater Dental Associates.
Adverse Health Effects of Missing Teeth
While there are many things in life that can just be left alone, a missing tooth is not one of them. If not taken care of, your missing teeth can cause some serious side effects that include the following:
- When you lose a tooth, the other nearby teeth will start shifting to fill in the gap. This makes cleaning your teeth harder and could lead to an increased chance of gum disease. Shifting teeth could also end up costing you a lot of money in orthodontic work down the road.
- Without a tooth to stimulate your jaw bone, it will start to deteriorate. If you wait too long to get a dental implant, your bone loss might be so drastic that you lack the integrity to ever get one in the future.
Improve Your Quality of Life and Your Smile
When properly completed, dental implants are solid and secure, and look and function much like natural teeth. Although other repairs like bridges and can be perfect in the short term, nothing is quite like a dental implant for a permanent solution. You'll be able to eat the food you want, laugh, chat and smile in public with confidence and live your life without thinking about your teeth.
Contact Us Today
If you are willing to fill those holes at the same time as improving your quality of life, then it is time to get some dental implants from Dr. Matthew R. Burton at Clearwater Dental Associates. Contact us at our Clearwater or Dunedin, FL offices today for more information, or set up an appointment online.