Tooth loss is associated with an overall deterioration in oral wellness. Missing teeth impact your oral health as well as your emotional well being. Missing teeth may affect the function of the entire chewing system. Patients may feel too embarrassed to share their smiles and their professional and personal lives may suffer.
Replacing missing teeth can help to prevent secondary dental concerns from developing in addition to boosting your self-esteem. Advancements in modern dental technology have provided more natural solutions for replacing missing teeth. LIFESmiles offers traditional dentures and bridges in addition to dental implant retained dental restorations.
WHY SHOULD I REPLACE MY MISSING TEETH?
Missing teeth leave a gap in the jaw bone that can compromise the stability and function of the bite. When a tooth is lost the root system no longer in place allows adjacent teeth to shift, and the bone begins to break down. The missing root system leaves space for the teeth to shift and the bone tissue begins to break down. Replacing your missing teeth can prevent further deterioration of your oral health.
Missing teeth make it difficult to speak and chew. Patients with missing teeth often have difficulty chewing and may avoid a varied nutritious diet leading to an increased risk of systemic conditions such as diabetes and obesity.
Even one missing tooth increases your risk of:
- Bone loss
- Facial sagging
- Shifting or loosening of teeth
- Additional tooth loss
- Gum disease
- Gum recession
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR REPLACING MISSING TEETH?
Your dentist will work with you to build a personalized treatment plan to address your missing teeth and restore your oral health. LIFESmiles offers a range of missing tooth replacement options to suit the unique needs of our patients.
Dental implants are the most natural and effective solution for replacing missing teeth. The dental implant system replaces the root and crown of the tooth helping ot stabilize the bite and restore the smile. Dental implants are biocompatible and fuse with the jaw bone helping to stimulate natural tissue regeneration for long-term stability.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth or used to anchor a denture or dental bridge into place. Dental implants look, function, and feel like natural teeth. The patient who chooses dental implants enjoys improved oral health, jaw stability, and almost full function of their bite.
REQUEST AN IMPLANT CONSULTATION
If you are missing teeth, contact LIFESmiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Our Boise, ID dentist office provides patients with full-service dental implant options all under one roof. Our dental care team is committed to providing top of the line dental care in our modern state of the art dental institute. We welcome new patients from the greater West Boise area, including Eagle, Meridian, and Star, Idaho.