Although you never expected it to happen to you, you’ve lost a tooth. Whether from decay, disease, or trauma, 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. In the past, you were limited on your replacement options; however, now there are more solutions than ever. Besides a traditional fixed bridge, teeth can also be replaced using dental implants in Wheaton. Dr. Kathy Lam will rebuild your smile using a treatment that meets your needs and expectations.
Although it may only be a single missing tooth, leaving it untreated can have serious consequences for your oral health. Not only will you feel insecure from your incomplete smile, but you may also struggle to chew many foods. This can cause limitations in your diet, which can lead to nutritional deficiencies.
There are also serious complications brewing beneath the surface of your gum tissue. Your jawbone is slowly deteriorating because it’s no longer stimulated by the tooth root. This causes your surrounding teeth to lose support. Over time, they shift out of position, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. As more time passes, they may even become loose and fall out.
The more bone you lose, the more your facial appearance will change as well. Your tissues and muscles lose support, which can cause premature wrinkling and sagging skin. Leaving your missing teeth untreated can make you appear years older than your true age.
Dr. Lam can preserve your smile and your oral health using a customized treatment plan.
Replacing the root and the crown of your tooth allows you to enjoy a variety of benefits that aren’t possible using any other treatment, including:
You can enjoy the next best thing to what nature gave you using a dental implant. To ensure they are right for you, you need a consultation with your dentist in Wheaton. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to rebuilding a beautiful, functional smile!