Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Sometimes, when a problem arises, you find yourself too busy to do anything about it and eventually learn to live with it. Having a missing tooth may fall into this category – after all, what can it hurt to have that space in your mouth? You should know, however, that there are many good reasons to take the time to have that tooth replaced with a dental implant or another restorative option.
Effects of Missing Teeth On Overall Health
Having all your teeth in place is essential. When teeth are snugged in together, they all stay aligned – if one or more are missing, the other teeth will begin to move. Missing teeth can be bad for your teeth and can also affect your jaw. The muscles can start to change, causing painful jaw joints, headaches, muscle aches in the face and upper body, and even pain when eating (especially if you have to chew a lot).
Eventually, between the jaw pain and the discomfort of trying to avoid that gap in your teeth while you eat, you may start to avoid healthy, crunchy vegetables and fruits, which can affect your oral health and the rest of your health as well.
Effects of Missing Teeth On Quality Of Life
Missing teeth can affect your appetite and not allow you to enjoy foods as you used to before you lost a tooth or teeth. You might also begin to develop self-esteem issues as you find yourself becoming self-conscious about the way you speak or smile. Over time, missing teeth can also make the muscles around your mouth start to droop, making your mouth sag and making you look older than you are.
Getting a dental implant or another kind of dental restoration in Algonquin, such as a dental bridge or denture will give you something to smile about and improve your overall oral health.
Schedule a Dental Implants Consultation Today!
With advanced training in dental implant placement, our implant surgeon, Dr. Christopher Pottorff has the experience and expertise to consult and advise the best course of treatment to restore your smile. Call (847) 854-1200 to schedule a dental implant consultation at Advanced Dental & Implant Care in Algonquin. We treat patients with missing teeth from Carpentersville, Huntley, Elgin, South Elgin, Lake in the Hills and many surrounding areas.