If you’re suffering from tooth loss, you may be experiencing pain, discomfort, or even embarrassment. Gaps in your smile can negatively impact your oral health and appearance, resulting in a variety of consequences.
At Stovall Dental, we want to help everyone achieve the smile of their dreams. That’s why we offer dental implants a way to replace one or more missing teeth and improve multiple aspects of your life. Learn about the potential effects of missing teeth and how Dr. Stovall can help.
Loss of functionality.
Have you ever noticed the vital role your teeth play in your everyday routines? Not only do you use them to chew your food, but you also use them to speak. Your tongue uses them to form certain words, allowing you to communicate clearly with others. Missing teeth make it more difficult to effectively perform these tasks.
Dental implants are secured to your jawbone, allowing them to function just like your natural teeth.
Increased risk of oral infection.
While your teeth can become decayed without proper oral care, they help protect your gums. If you’re missing one or more teeth, your gums become exposed, putting them at a higher risk of disease.
Dr. Stovall will place dental implants in those gaps to protect your gums from becoming infected.
Weakening of the jawbone.
Your teeth are strategically placed throughout your jawbone to provide stimulation and density. When you lose even just one tooth, that part of your jawbone loses density and starts to weaken.
Since dental implants are secured directly to your jawbone, they offer the necessary stimulation to increase its strength.
Have you ever noticed that the shape of people’s teeth often varies depending on their jaw structure? Your teeth also support your mouth and cheeks, so if you’re missing any, it can cause sagging and premature wrinkling.
By receiving dental implants, you can restore your smile and preserve your appearance.
Do you hide your smile in social situations due to the appearance of your teeth? A beautiful smile is one of the most attractive features, so you may feel embarrassed to smile or create new relationships if you have gaps in yours.
Dental implants will provide you with a complete smile and boost your confidence, which can lead to success in your relationships and career.
Increased likelihood of pain.
When your teeth fall out or are extracted due to injury or decay, they leave behind sockets in your gums. These exposed gums are vulnerable to sensitivity or pain caused by factors such as extreme food or drink temperature.
This vulnerability is decreased when dental implants are placed in those sockets because they cover the exposed gums.
Anxiety and unhappiness.
Not only can missing teeth reduce self-confidence, but they can also cause a decrease in your happiness and mood. Smiling and laughter is often a sign of happiness, so when you’re afraid to smile, you might remove yourself from social situations that you enjoy.
Dental implants will eliminate this fear by providing you with a stunning smile that you’ll want to show off to everyone.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults?
Advanced gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. Fortunately, you can help prevent gum-related tooth loss by practicing good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Tooth loss can also result from severe decay and injury.
You can help protect your teeth from decay by regularly brushing and flossing. You’ll also want to schedule biannual exams and cleanings with Dr. Stovall so we can ensure your teeth and gums are in excellent condition. During these visits, we’ll also notify you of any areas of concern so we perform any necessary treatments before they require more invasive procedures.
While not all injuries can be prevented, we can inform you on ways to keep your teeth in the best of health for years to come.
How do you treat tooth loss?
There are a variety of options available for treating tooth loss such as dentures and dental bridges. However, they don’t compare to the natural look and feel of dental implants. Dental implants are a stable and durable tooth replacement option that won’t move around or slip when you’re talking. Best of all, they can last a lifetime with proper care.
Dental implants are placed directly into your jawbone for unmatched stability and longevity. Once the process in complete, your implants will look and feel just like your natural teeth. If you’re missing more than one tooth, we also offer implant-supported bridges and dentures.
For more information on our dental implant solutions, contact our Goldsboro office by calling (919) 583-7081 and a knowledgeable team member will explain the benefits of our dental implant options.
Contact Dr. Stovall Today
If you’re ready to start smiling again and experience the life-changing benefits of a full smile, contact our staff at (919) 583-7081 or fill out our contact form below. Dr. Stovall will address your needs and help you find the solution that’s right for you.