3 Reasons To Replace A Single Missing Tooth
Posted September 18, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
Is one missing tooth really cause for alarm? If the tooth is located in noticeable part of your smile, you can be eager to replace it. A smile gap can make people embarrassed, even to the point that they try to hide their smile! However, people who lose a tooth in a less visible area may be less clear on the need to receive proper prosthetic dental support. You should understand that in addition to cosmetic problems, tooth loss can cause real functional concerns. If you need to replace a lost tooth, you should know that a dental implant can effectively act like a tooth root, and provide excellent lasting support for your restoration.
Working around a gap in your smile can tax your jaw, and put excess strain on particular teeth. That increase in activity can lead to certain teeth becoming worn down at an accelerated rate.
Your teeth are kept in place partly thanks to how close they are to their neighbors. If you leave a tooth next to an empty space, you are more susceptible to that tooth moving, and being lost.
There are ways in which tooth loss can affect your oral health, but the impact on your appearance deserves attention, too. If you feel self-conscious about tooth loss that others can see when you smile, you can feel frustrated, and quickly grow tired of that embarrassed feeling. Your dentist can supply you with a replacement tooth that fits in effectively enough to make your smile look the way it used to.
At Wager-Evans Dental, you can count on expert care to help restore your smile after tooth loss. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly welcome families from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 829-7700.