Implant treatment at Dentistry on 10 saves smiles in the Port Credit, ON area
Tooth loss in adulthood is an unexpected experience. There is an unspoken expectation of lifelong service of permanent teeth. The fact is, however, that millions of adults lose a tooth by the time they reach forty years of age. When tooth loss occurs, the clear message from health care providers is to find a suitable replacement as quickly as possible. Aside from affecting the look of the smile, a lost tooth can also mean a decrease in oral function and an increased risk of dental problems. The number of issues that may occur as a result of tooth loss is matched or exceeded by the number of reasons to take advantage of implant treatment at Dentistry on 10 in the Port Credit, ON area.
- When we have all of our natural teeth, we can easily forget just how important chewing is. The effectiveness of chewing has a direct effect on the breakdown of various foods for proper digestion. If several teeth are missing, it may even become necessary to change eating habits due to the inability to chew certain foods.
- In today’s society, it is important to look good. This is a fact whether we agree with it or not. When the smile is affected by missing teeth, the perception may be that we are unhealthy or even unmotivated. Worse, our sense of confidence may decrease significantly when we do not feel as though we can show our teeth when we speak or smile.
- Our sense of confidence is intertwined with how we look, and our overall image, how we present ourselves, is partly based on how confident we feel. Satisfaction with the appearance of the smile can trump other physical features so it makes sense to address issues such as missing teeth in order to feel confident.
- If a gap remains for too long, adjacent teeth may reposition and cause misalignment. As a result of misalignment or extra space in the mouth, oral bacteria that cause infection can accumulate in hard to reach places.
- When a tooth and its root are no longer present, the underlying bone tissue receives no stimulation for retention. As such, there is a significant breakdown in the jawbone within the months that follow tooth loss. Dental implant treatment, which replaces missing roots, is the only way to ensure the bone continues to receive stimulation.
At Dentistry on 10, patients may choose to replace missing teeth with implants or with dental bridge work or dentures. In all cases, we strive to achieve the highest degree of comfort and long-term functionality. Learn more about treatment for tooth loss in a private consultation with Dr. Rina Kotecha.Back to Dental Implants Page