What Happens When You Lose a Tooth

What Happens When You Lose a Tooth

Posted By Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center || 3-Mar-2015

As a child, losing a tooth was exciting. As an adult, it is quite the opposite experience. Losing a permanent tooth can lead to a number of complications if you do not act quickly to take care of the issue. Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center can help you repair your smile long before these complications arise.

Complications from Missing Teeth

Periodontal Complications

  • Malocclusion – The tipping and / or rotating of surrounding teeth due to the empty space. This can affect your bite, which can lead to an improper bite, excessive wearing of your other teeth, and even broken teeth.
  • Hypereruption – This is when the tooth directly above the empty space comes down even further, exposing the root. This can lead to root decay, teeth sensitivity, gum problems, and more.

Eating Complications

Missing teeth can make it much more difficult to eat. When you are missing even one tooth – especially a molar – your tendency will be to chew on the other side of your mouth, which can lead to excessive wearing of those teeth, or even the breaking of those teeth.

Speech Complications

If you lose a tooth toward the front of your mouth, or if you have multiple missing teeth, your speech could be impaired. This in turn can lead to self-consciousness and a general lack of self-confidence.

Damaged Self-Esteem

Missing teeth also lead to lower self-esteem and a lack of confidence in oneself. When one or more of your front teeth are missing, you may be hesitant to speak or smile because you don't like anyone to see that your teeth are missing. When you have missing teeth on the sides of your mouth, your face may have a gaunt appearance due to the lack of support for your cheeks, again leading to self-consciousness.

Missing teeth? Dental implants could be the solution!

If you have one or more missing teeth, don't lose hope. Dr. Roya Mirkhan at Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center is one of the best implant dentists in San Diego. She is well-equipped to reverse the complications that you have due to your missing teeth, and she can place a permanent and natural-looking dental implant to replace your missing tooth!

Dental implants are a sturdy, comfortable, and attractive form of tooth replacement. The process involves the placement of a titanium implant into the bone where the tooth used to be (after a bone graft procedure, if the bone has deteriorated over the years), followed by the attachment of a permanent crown to the implant, filling the space and repairing your smile.

Make an Appointment with Dr. Roya Mirkhan Today

The longer you wait, the more likely you are to develop complications or aggravate the complications you are already experiencing. Act now by making an appointment with Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center! San Diego implant dentist Dr. Roya Mirkhan is a caring and trusted dentist who will always put your best interests first.

Call (858) 348-5859 today and take the first step toward achieving the beautiful smile you've always wanted!

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