Tooth Loss Can Be A Real Threat To Your Oral Health

Tooth Loss Can Be A Real Threat To Your Oral Health

Posted April 19, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental

You would have a hard time finding someone who would argue that losing a tooth could improve your smile. A missing tooth can hurt how you look, but you should also pay attention to how it can hurt your oral health. Tooth loss can leave you facing the problem of no longer being able to bite and chew in a way that feels natural. Over time, you can develop jaw problems, experience excess wear and tear on remaining teeth, and face a risk for losing more teeth. You can have your smile back, and support better dental function, by having a prosthetic put in place. If you have that prosthetic secured with a dental implant, you can enjoy support that even protects you from jawbone resorption, which can cause real trouble. 

Should You Use A Dental Implant To Support Your Prosthetic?

Your dentist can review your current condition, and let you know if you are a good candidate for implant placement, or if existing problems make that placement more complicated. If you receive an implant to hold your prosthetic, you can enjoy several advantages. Your restoration will stay secure, and the presence of the implant can limit movement in neighboring teeth. You also avoid jawbone resorption, which occurs when your tooth root is no longer providing stimulation for your jaw, leading to depletion.

Protecting Your Periodontal Health Can Protect You Against Tooth Loss

If you want to keep your teeth, pay attention to the health of your gums, as gum disease is the leading cause for adult tooth loss. If you develop gingivitis, a Perio Tray can reverse your condition.

Need Help Addressing Tooth Loss? Talk To The Team At Wager-Evans Dental!

If you have one missing tooth, or several, you can come to Wager-Evans Dental for assistance. Our team will help you feel comfortable and cared for, and you can count on our expertise as we help you rebuild your smile. In addition to this restorative care, you can also come to our office for expert preventive care, and cosmetic dental work. Our office is in Reno, NV, and we also proudly welcome residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, you can fill out a request online, visit our office, or contact us today  by calling (775) 800-4845.