- November 25, 2015
What To Do About Tooth Loss
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Now that Thanksgiving is upon us, we should probably acknowledge all that we have to be grateful for. Good friends, good food, and good health are a few of the things we should never take for granted. But have you ever stopped to think about how just those three areas can be impacted by the loss of a tooth as an adult?
When a child loses a tooth, it is a rite of passage that is celebrated and usually compensated by a fairy. This is not the case when you are all grown up. Adults can lose teeth slowly to decay or disease. They can also lose teeth suddenly as the result of an accident or dental emergency. Either way it is a traumatic, life-changing experience.
When you lose a tooth, your smile will suffer and your cheeks will cave in. You won’t look like your old self. But you will look like a much older version of yourself. As such, you will probably become self-conscious and prefer to avoid social settings with friends, family, and colleagues.
When you have a fully-functioning mouth, life is good. But following the loss of a tooth, you will no longer have the ability to chew the fiber-rich foods that are good for you.
You will be forced to change your diet, and not for the better.
Since fiber keeps strokes at bay and helps regulate weight gain, blood sugar, heart health, and more, you won’t be in good shape if you go too long without it.
What’s more, if you don’t fill in the hole in your mouth, the other teeth will try to reconfigure themselves to compensate for your loss and your oral health situation will only get worse.
What Can Be Done?
You will need to act quickly to find a solution, and the most durable one we know of is to get dental implants.
Dental implants are designed to be a permanent substitute for lost teeth.
How Can Dental Implants Help?
At Historic Triangle Dental Care, we install dental implants over the course of two office visits. During the first part of the procedure, a small post will be surgically inserted into your jaw. This will create a sturdy foundation for a prosthetic tooth that will be attached 3-6 months later, after the post has properly fused with your bone.
The good news is that, when we are finished, you’ll soon have close to 100% of your biting power back so you can return to eating healthier foods. Plus, this procedure will stop the other teeth from trying to shift themselves.
What’s more, there won’t be any embarrassing holes in your smile, and your dental implants will even reverse your sunken facial structure, shaving years off of your appearance.
With implants, you will once again have a smile that you will be proud to share with friends!
Historic Triangle Dental Care Can Make It Happen
Our dental implants can restore your smile and your life!
Contact our Williamsburg, VA dental office to get started today.