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When a tooth is lost, we immediately consider how it will affect our appearance. Some patients will delay treatment when a lost tooth is positioned in the back and is not visible to others. Unfortunately, missing teeth in adults is more than a superficial concern, creating functional and far-reaching difficulties when left untreated. Dr. Vito Clarizio corrects missing teeth in adults with dental implants in Whitestone, NY.
Damaging Results of Untreated Missing Teeth in Adults in Whitestone, NY
Tooth loss is unattractive and can make you feel self-conscious when you talk, laugh, or eat. In fact, eating may become especially difficult as a result of tooth loss. When even one tooth is lost, it can impair the chewing function. Multiple missing teeth can severely affect your ability to extract nutrients from your foods and can restrict your diet, further affecting your nutrition by relegating you to soft foods only.
Losing a tooth without immediate replacement can directly result in the loss of other teeth. When your teeth come together, each tooth experiences an opposing force, keeping it in position. When you lose a tooth, a lower tooth for example, the tooth situated directly above the empty space will become loose over time.
Missing teeth in adults result in bone loss. When you lose a tooth, bone deterioration begins at the site of the missing tooth. This degradation of bone eventually threatens the integrity of your facial structure, eroding the bone to the point that your face takes on a sunken appearance with hollowed cheeks. This process does not stop unless the bone is stimulated in some way, as is the case with dental implants in Whitestone, NY. The implants placed by Dr. Clarizio function in a manner similar to your tooth root, stabilizing bone levels.
Dental implants are the most natural looking restoration available for the replacement of missing teeth in adults. Functioning just like your natural teeth, seeking implants as soon as a tooth is lost can help you to avoid losing further teeth and bone.