It can be disheartening and upsetting to experience tooth loss. Oftentimes, when we think of tooth loss we imagine the cause being severe decay, and while that is a common reason for tooth loss, it is not the only cause. Some patients may lose a tooth or teeth due to gum disease, severe facial trauma, a medical condition, and even certain medications. Patients can be left feeling self-conscious even if the tooth is not easily visible. We encourage our patients to replace any missing teeth as soon as possible, not only for aesthetic purposes, but due to the negative impact it can have on your oral health.
Are you in need of a tooth replacement? It can be overwhelming dealing with the emotions of losing a tooth and needing to choose a tooth replacement option at the same time. We are here to help you every step of the way in making a choice that will be beneficial for your lifestyle and your budget. We offer one replacement option that we recommend to every patient because of the natural appearance as well as the high level of function in the mouth — dental implants. Continue reading to learn more about dental implants and if you would be a candidate for treatment.