At LIFESmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are committed to bringing comprehensive dental services to our Boise, ID community. Boise restorative dentists Dr. Dennis Garpetti and Dr. Brock Hyder offer a full range of services to revitalize your smile following tooth loss. Here are three major reasons to replace your missing teeth sooner rather than later.
Missing teeth cause cosmetic concerns.
Missing teeth often leave unsightly gaps within your smile. When your smile does not look its best, you are less likely to feel comfortable smiling, laughing, or speaking in public. This directly impacts your personal and professional success. At LIFESmiles, we understand how important it is that you look and feel your best. That’s why we work with patients who are missing teeth to promptly address their cosmetic concerns. We understand no two smiles are alike, so we develop personalized solutions based on your dental health goals and needs. Rest assured that our treatment plans will not only aim to replace your missing teeth but restore your confidence in your own smile.
Missing teeth impact the functionality of your smile.
When you are missing one or more teeth, this impacts your smile’s overall functionality. Patients with missing teeth may find that certain foods are too difficult to chew or certain words are harder to pronounce. Your dental structures were designed to work together when performing these daily tasks, so when you are missing a tooth, you may struggle to adapt your daily habits to this loss. Our restorative dentistry options go above and beyond simply addressing cosmetic concerns. In addition, we replace missing teeth using solutions like dental implants or dental bridges. Both of these options will provide you with the functionality that you need to resume enjoying life with a full set of teeth.
Missing teeth can lead to further dental damages.
Unfortunately, patients with missing teeth are more at risk for developing dental decay or gum disease. This is because the gaps created within your smile by the missing teeth are the perfect hiding spots for food residue and bacteria. Additionally, when you are missing teeth, your other teeth may begin to shift around in your mouth to make up for the extra space. This is especially a concern if you’ve had orthodontic work done in the past as it may reverse years of work that you’ve put into your smile. Finally, the missing teeth will also create unintended pressure points within your smile as your other teeth struggle in performing daily tasks without the added support. By replacing missing teeth sooner rather than later, you are potentially preventing more extensive dental damages from occurring in the future.
Schedule An Appointment
Our Boise, ID dentist office offers a wide range of restorative dentistry options to meet the needs of your unique smile. To learn more about our restorative dentistry services visit our team at LIFESmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. To schedule an appointment, call (208) 254-6365 or request an appointment online.