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By Rochester Dental
April 13, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Tooth Loss  

Tooth loss is a common dental problem that can develop for a number of reasons, including aging, injuries, poor eating habits, harmful/inappropriate use of the teeth, and poor oral care practices. A deeper understanding of tooth loss causes could help you pay closer attention to your specific problems and, consequently, help prevent tooth loss.

If you have one or a couple of missing teeth, a consultation here at Rochester Dental in Troy, MI, is the perfect way to conduct a detailed and complete analysis of your condition. Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey can recommend the best teeth restoration treatments such as dental implants and crowns, among others, that may be suitable for you.

What Happens When You Have One or More Missing Teeth

When you have one or several missing teeth, your adjacent teeth will eventually shift from their positions to close the space left by the lost tooth. These naturally occurring movements can lead to various problems including spaces between your other teeth.

Consequently, these gaps will be hard to maintain and will be very vulnerable to infection from bacteria that can, in turn, cause gum disease, cavities, and tooth decay among others. Left unaddressed, this will eventually result in bone loss. Furthermore, the tooth directly on top of the space will begin to separate from the socket since it’s lacking the pressure from the lost tooth.

The gum surrounding the tooth will likewise recede. These tooth loss side effects will persist until the tooth falls out or until you replace your missing tooth. Additionally, since you have fewer teeth working when you chew, this will increase your remaining teeth’s workload and cause premature wear and tear. Bone structure loss in the face and mouth will also happen over time, leading to premature aging signs.

Fortunately, there are various tooth restoration options that you can choose from, including dentures, dental bridges, crowns, and dental implants. Your dentist in Troy, MI, will help you decide on which tooth replacement will be most effective for your specific case.

Can’t Decide Which Teeth Replacement Solution is Ideal for You?

If you want to find out about your eligibility for teeth restoration options like bridges or dental implants, you can call (248) 528-0700 to schedule your assessment with Dr. William Carmody or Dr. Debra Halsey here at Rochester Dental in Troy, MI.

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