What Happens When Teeth Go Missing

What Happens When Teeth Go MissingIf you have missing teeth or even just one missing tooth, you know you have a problem. Before you begin researching dental implants Long Island, there are a few things you should know. First of all, you’re not alone. According to the American Dental Association (AMA), the average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has at least 3 missing teeth. The main things that are affected by missing teeth include:

  • How you eat
  • How you speak
  • How you smile

But beyond how it can affect you in noticeable ways, missing teeth can affect you in ways that are more subtle.

  • You might suffer from bone loss in and around the empty socket. The roots of a tooth are healthy for bone development and when the roots are gone, bone development can stop and begin reabsorbing. 
  • Your remaining teeth can begin to shift together to attempt to close the gap naturally. And when your teeth shift, it can throw everything out of order. They can become misaligned and become increasingly sensitive to sugar and temperature. 

Now that you know how missing teeth can affect you, it’s time to think about dental implants Long Island. Why dental implants? First of all, they are the perfect solution for missing teeth as they are as close as you can get to replace what you once had. They look and feel just like the teeth you were born with.

Dental implants are completely safe and can be placed in anyone’s mouth, regardless of tooth health. They provide a solid foundation that functions well to help you eat, speak, and smile with ease. And best of all, they prevent bone loss and shifting so the rest of your teeth can stay healthy as well.

If you have missing teeth, Island Dental Associates will help you get your smile back in no time. Don’t be like the average adult who suffers from missing teeth; be outstanding.

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