At SV Dental Implant Centre we understand the devastating effects a lost tooth can have on your smile, and it goes much deeper than your appearance…
Do you have a missing tooth? Have you been avoiding going to the dentist to have it replaced because you are worried about dental pain or you are unsure which solution is best? We recommend you visit us at SV Dental Implant Centre in Fitzroy for a comprehensive consultation, as your missing tooth could be causing much more damage to your smile than just detracting from your appearance!
So what could a missing tooth possibly do to the health of your smile? We have collated three BIG reasons as to why it is important to replace your missing tooth!
1. A missing tooth no longer stimulates the jaw
When you chew, your natural teeth experience gentle pressure that stimulates the underlying jawbone. This stimulation helps to keep the roots of your teeth and jawbone strong. When a tooth is lost, there is nothing to put pressure on that part of the jawbone. When leaving it unstimulated, your jaw can eventually begin to dissolve due to disuse. This can be extremely painful and cause a wide range of other dental problems!
2. Your teeth rely on each other for total support
When a tooth is lost, the surrounding teeth are no longer supported properly and as a result can shift in their own attempt to close the gap. This causes crooked teeth and potentially a misaligned jaw – which can then prompt further orthodontic issues!
3. Missing teeth increase your risk of dental disease
Gaps in your smile are actually much more difficult to clean, and this can result in an increased risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease!
At SV Dental Implant Centre in Fitzroy we may have your solution…
We use dental implants to restore your tooth at the source – by surgically inserting a titanium screw into the site of your tooth loss and allowing it to fuse with your jawbone over a period of months, we can provide you with a powerful new tooth that mimics the feel and function of your natural teeth!