Do you have teeth missing? You are not alone. Even though the U.S. is one of the most advanced countries in the world, tooth loss is commonplace. Dental implants from Aspen Dental of Cache Valley are a state-of-the-art solution.
According to Harvard Medical School, the average adult has lost 12 permanent teeth by the age of 50. Tooth loss takes place due to a number of issues including, wear, decay, gum disease, cancer and injury. Missing teeth can affect our self-esteem, oral health and function.
Let’s talk about two ways missing teeth impact your life. One is a psychological issue and the other is a physical issue.
Reduced Self Esteem
If you have a missing tooth or teeth you may believe it creates an unappealing appearance or at least an unattractive smile. When you look in the mirror, you may feel you look older and perhaps less attractive. The way you look influences the way you feel. You may smile less because you are self-conscious. You may avoid social activities which can impact your mental health. Dentures don’t prevent bone recession. And they can aggravate the soft tissues of the mouth.
Aside from appearance concerns, there are health matters that arise if you don’t replace missing teeth.
Jawbone health and strength is preserved through the stimulus of chewing. It’s important to understand that missing teeth can cause bone loss, also called bone resorption. It happens when the tooth is missing and the natural roots are not longer in the jawbone. Over time, the jawbone can deteriorate due to bone resorption.
Implants Provide a Variety of Solutions
A dental implant is the ideal solution for a missing tooth.
Dental implants are strong, functional, and naturally-looking restorations with roots permanently anchored into the jawbone.
Dental implants have been used for quite a few years to replace one or two missing teeth. They can also be used to provide a foundation for bridges and anchored dentures!
At Aspen Dental of Cache Valley, dental implants have improved their lives of people throughout North Richmond, East Mountains, and South Highway 89. We also offer complete family dentistry. Call us to schedule your next checkup today!
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