Tooth loss can affect more than just your smile. Your body is an intricately connected machine, which means that poor dental hygiene can end up damaging your overall health. Dr. Tye Thompson suggests that our patients seek immediate treatment for missing teeth before their physical and emotional health are greatly affected.
If you suffer from permanent tooth loss, you know all about the difficulties that come hand-and-hand with it. Speaking or eating just isn’t as easy as it used to be. It’s frustrating to constantly get food caught in the empty spaces where your tooth once was, or slurring and mispronouncing certain words.
Dental implants can fix these issues by allowing you to eat whichever foods you want and helping you pronounce words without any struggle.
Gum disease, tooth decay, and dental cavities are some of the most common oral infections that many Americans face today. The effects of tooth loss can heighten the risk of obtaining one or all of these infections because bacteria can easily reside in the empty spaces.
Dr. Thompson uses dental implants to fill the gaps in your smile. With proper oral care, implants are long-lasting and can help you avoid further oral damage.
Missing teeth disrupt the interplay between your teeth and jawbone. When a tooth falls out, the gums no longer have to support a tooth on that site. This causes the jawbone to deteriorate, which weakens the structural components of neighboring teeth. Eventually, without proper structural support, the adjacent teeth may collapse.
Dental implants are the only tooth restoration solution that helps protect the jaw and prevent further bone loss in your mouth.
Your face relies on its teeth, gums, and jawbone to provide structural support. Once you have lost one or more teeth, your facial structure will begin to shift and your skin may start to droop down. You’ll start to appear much older as your cheeks become hollow or saggy, creating premature wrinkles.
To prevent this problem before it’s too late, Dr. Thompson offers dental implants so your mouth can remain strong and healthy so it wont distort your appearance.
Tooth loss not only affects your physical health, but it can greatly impact your psychological health as well. A study conducted by the Academy of General Dentistry found that 86% of patients associate tooth loss with social embarrassment.
Smiling releases endorphins which makes us happier and lowers our stress level. Therefore, being self-conscious about your smile stops these endorphins from being released and can eventually trigger depression.
No one should ever be ashamed to shine their smile. Dental implants are the best solution to boost your confidence and encourage you to smile again.
Leaving an empty area in your mouth untreated can increase your risk of feeling discomfort, sensitivity, or irritation. Spaces left open over time allow for unwanted exposure to bacteria and elements that increase the pain in your mouth.
Dental implants will defend these areas and prevent any further aches or pains from occurring.
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Dr. Tye A. Thompson
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