Do you need to replace missing teeth? Then you’ll want to visit North Oaks Dental right away! You see, whenever you lose one or more teeth, it’s always better to fix the probably immediately rather than waiting. If you wait too long to treat your missing teeth, the treatment can become more complicated and costly. Fortunately, your mouth will be in good hands with us because our Royal Oak MI dental office has been helping patients overcome their tooth loss challenges for years. In fact, our leader even wrote a book about the process of saving your smile with restorative dentistry. Unlike a lot of other places, we’re even offering dental implants, which happen to be the most durable and functional tooth replacement option in dentistry. Keep reading to hear more about the dangers of putting off your restorative treatment, as well as the possibilities that dental implants present for you, then, be sure to get in touch to schedule a consultation with Dr. Daboul by calling us at 248-712-1522.
Healthy Teeth Can Be Shifted
Here’s the deal: if you lose one tooth, it can cause other teeth in the mouth to shift around. Obviously, this change will adversely affect the appearance of your smile. Plus, crooked teeth are harder to clean and come together awkwardly whenever you bite. This awkward bite can increase the risk of chipping or breaking teeth. And you can easily prevent this problem by filling in the gap caused by the missing tooth at our office.
The Jawbone Can Recede Too
When teeth are lost, the jawbone begins to recede. Jawbone recession will cause the other teeth in your mouth to shift around and can actually increase the risk that other teeth will fail. Plus, in order to place a dental implant, you need ample jawbone density. By allowing the jawbone to recede, you may need to build up the jawbone with bone grafting in order to place the implant, though sometimes we can place a mini dental implant (functions just like a traditional implant but is smaller in diameter). Grafting will always add time and recovery to the procedure. So, don’t wait for it to come to that!
Speech Will Become Impaired
Missing teeth disrupts your ability to speak. As such, people with missing teeth have trouble speaking and are harder to understand. Sometimes the missing teeth cause a lisp or noticeable impediment.
Confidence Will Vanish
You won’t look or feel the same after experiencing tooth loss as an adult. It’s not uncommon for people with major dental issues like missing teeth to withdraw from social situations on account of low self-esteem.
Dental Implants Can Change Your Fate
As we’ve stated, dental implants are the strongest tooth replacement option out there. Modern implants are placed directly into the jawbone and can be restored with either crowns, bridges, or full arches of new teeth. Implants can give you a more youthful appearance, better biting force, and more confidence. With any luck, you ought to live longer too! Dr. Daboul has helped countless patients replace missing teeth using dental implants. If you have missing teeth, it’s better to not wait around to fix the problem. Call North Oaks Dental in Royal Oak, MI today at 248-712-1522 or contact us online to schedule your easy consultation appointment with our team.