It may be fun around Halloween and carving up the pumpkin. Part of the pumpkin carving tradition is to carve triangular eyes and missing teeth. Missing teeth sure is fun on a pumpkin, but in real life missing teeth are no laughing matter.
Complications of Missing Teeth
In addition to the cosmetic effect of missing teeth, the important structural component of the face is compromised. Further complications set in when missing teeth are not replaced immediately. When left untreated, empty spaces cause problems with eating, digesting, speaking and other basic oral functions. Additionally, the remaining teeth will shift wanting to fill the gaps left by missing teeth. This will result in serious complications furthering the need for more intensive dental treatment.
Causes of Missing Teeth
Generally speaking, tooth decay is the largest contributor to losing teeth. Tooth decay is most often related to gingivitis, a gum disease that weakens the jawbone, thus loosening the grip on teeth. If left untreated, the gums recede to a point where the tooth no longer has an anchor and falls out. Allowing the jawbone to deteriorate to this extent can be extremely difficult to remedy.
The best defense against tooth loss is daily brushing, flossing and periodic dental check-ups.
Replacing Missing Teeth
If you’ve fallen victim to gum disease and lost teeth, your immediate action is required!
White Oak Family Dental in Calgary, Alberta practices the most advanced procedures for replacing missing teeth with porcelain dental implants. Nothing could be as strong or look as natural as porcelain dental implants.
Dental implants can replace one missing tooth, a series of teeth or full mouth tooth replacement over implants. Whatever the need, White Oak Family Dental has the expertise and reputation for creating beautiful smiles with attention to a caring attitude toward all patients. For over 10 years, Dr. Swapna Menon has been replacing missing or loose teeth with the most modern dentistry available in Calgary, Alberta
Don’t let dental decay ruin your smile with missing teeth. Call White Oak Family Dental today for your consultation and recreate the natural, beautiful smile you deserve.