Tooth Replacement Options for Missing Teeth

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The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

Losing teeth can affect you in various ways, so it’s critical to think about these potential consequences and how to replace any missing teeth as soon as possible.

Tooth Bone Loss
Tooth Bone Loss

Missing teeth can create substantial problems, affecting both your dental health and your appearance. Even a single missing tooth can affect the stability of your remaining teeth, making it more likely that they will shift out of position towards the empty space.

The teeth directly opposite the space will begin to over-erupt which will affect your bite and could cause more problems when you eventually replace these missing teeth. Bone loss can add to this instability and it may affect the area around your sinuses.

Losing jawbone after tooth loss is unavoidable as your jawbone is continually remodeling. Normally, your tooth roots stimulate the bone around them sufficiently to keep it strong and healthy and to guarantee that old bone cells are renewed when they die. When teeth, particularly tooth roots, are extracted, stimulation to the surrounding bone is lost, and bone cells are no longer renewed.

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Missing Upper Back Teeth

Your sinuses are located on either side of your nose, just above the upper jaw and affect your upper back teeth. Losing teeth in this area can increase bone loss in an area where bone typically tends to be thinner than normal as the sinus cavities can begin to expand. Most of the bone loss process occurs the first year after tooth loss but is particularly evident in people who lost teeth many years ago and who have been wearing full dentures.

Cosmetic Effects of Missing Teeth

The cosmetic effects of missing teeth can be equally dramatic, particularly as bone loss increases. Your natural teeth help to maintain the correct facial dimensions between your upper and lower jaws and they provide support for the muscles in your cheeks and lips.

Tooth Loss and Dimensions of Your Face

Tooth loss changes the overall dimensions of your face so your upper and lower jaws will become closer together, and a lack of support for your cheeks and lips will make it look as if your face is collapsing inwards. This can be prematurely aging and may create unwanted wrinkles and folds in your skin.

The Effects of Tooth Loss on Your Overall Health

It is quite difficult to eat properly when one’s teeth are missing. People who are missing teeth often avoid some of the more nutritious foods that are harder to chew, receiving less essential vitamins and minerals required to maintain good overall health. If they become ill, they can find it harder to fight infection and disease. Digestion begins in the mouth since chewing aids in the breakdown of food and saliva contains digestive enzymes. Food that has not been properly chewed can cause digestion problems as it is harder for the body to process it properly.

What Makes Dental Implants the Optimal Tooth Replacement?

One of the main reasons why dentists like this treatment so much is because dental implants artificially replace real tooth roots with a small titanium alloy post that is directly inserted into the jawbone. Over a period of several months, this post gradually becomes fused to the surrounding bone, creating a strong anchorage point that can be used to support a new crown.

You can use multiple implants for supporting dental bridges and one particularly cost-effective choice is to have an implant-supported denture. This treatment is versatile and long-lasting, with success rates generally in excess of 95%.

Dental implants help prevent bone loss, providing the stimulation needed to ensure old bone cells are continually renewed. No other tooth loss treatment can provide the same result. It’s true that the initial cost of an implant is a little more, but in the long term, it can be more cost-effective.

Another great thing about this solution is that most people are suitable. An initial consultation with your dentist will allow them to assess your suitability for implants and to discuss this treatment in far greater detail. Once you learn how implants work and how they could help you then it’s highly likely this will be your top choice for replacing missing teeth.

Furthermore, the procedure for planning and placing dental implants is very complex. The use of computer-guided surgery makes the procedure faster, smoother, and more comfortable than ever before. Sedation dentistry is also available to help those worried about having surgery. Even the most nervous patient can now receive dental implants without anxiety.

Do you have any questions about solutions for replacing Missing Teeth or Tooth Bone Loss in NYC? Would you like to schedule an appointment with the best dental implants specialist, Dr. Rahmani of Dental Implants Center NYC? Please contact our office for a consultation.

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