Happy 2024! The start of a new year signifies new beginnings. Now is the perfect time to evaluate the state of your oral health. If it has been some time since your last visit to our office, we encourage you to schedule your next oral hygiene examination. There is also no time like the present to schedule any dental treatments you may have postponed. This is especially true if you need to replace missing teeth. No matter the reason for your tooth loss, it is extremely important that you replace the missing tooth or teeth as soon as possible. Read on to learn the four reasons we recommend a tooth replacement.
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.