Have you recently visited our office and had a tooth extracted? Perhaps you have been dealing with a missing tooth for some time and are on the fence about replacing it. We understand that it can be difficult to cope with having a missing tooth on an emotional level. It can make you self-conscious because you feel that others might be focusing only on your mouth. We also know that it can be difficult to make the decision to go through with replacing the tooth, not only for the expense, but also deciding which option is best for your lifestyle. We want our patients to know that we will answer any questions and help them make the best decision for replacement. It is extremely important that patients do not delay when replacing teeth. Delaying can cause lasting damage. Read on to learn more.
Why Replace Teeth?
It is important to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth. Patients who are missing rear molars are often tempted to leave the space and forgo a replacement, but we would not recommend this. Teeth work together as a unit so that your mouth can function properly. When a tooth or teeth are missing, it affects the way your mouth works and can lead to additional problems.
Missing teeth can also lead to jaw deterioration. When the root of a tooth is missing from the jawbone, the bone begins to break down immediately. Jawbones need the stimulation of the tooth to keep the bone healthy. If the jawbone breaks down too much, the certain tooth replacement options, such as dental implants, are no longer possible.
Choices For Tooth Replacement
We work with our patients to help them choose a tooth replacement option that is best for their budget and lifestyle. We offer replacement options such as:
If you are in need of a tooth replacement and would like more information about which treatment plan is best for you, please contact our office located in Brunswick, GA. We look forward to helping you with your dental needs soon.