17 Jul Don’t Wait Any Longer
Dentists agree that when teeth are lost the best thing that you can do is to have them restored as soon as possible. The longer you go without replacement, the greater the risk for deterioration of the jawbone structure that supported the natural teeth.
Shifting is another possibility. A lost tooth leaves an empty space that the surrounding teeth may start to shift towards leaving you with a less than perfectly aligned set of teeth. The lack of alignment will eventually affect the way your lower and upper teeth come together causing a condition known as TMJ Syndrome having to do with the joints in your jawbone.
When your teeth move out of their original space they may tend to end up in a position that is harder to reach with a toothbrush. Not being able to brush and floss properly will put you at higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
A dental implant not only replaces the crown of the lost tooth but the titanium screw that is implanted into the jawbone actually acts just like a natural tooth root. It stimulates the bone and prevents it from deteriorating. As the bone structure shrinks the natural shape of your face may begin to change as well – we’re talking jowls and sagging cheeks.
If you’ve worn dentures for some time and are ready for an upgrade talk to the professionals at Fit To Smile Dental about the latest developments in dental implants. Visit the website www.fittosmile.com today.