The Negative Effects of Tooth Loss
If you lose one or more of your teeth, this can have a wide range of negative effects including difficulty eating and speaking and decreasing your confidence. If you have experienced tooth loss, the best thing to do is to replace missing teeth with dental implants.
Drs. Thomas, Janellen, and Teresa Matyas are dental specialists at Matyas & Matyas in New London, CT, they can help you avoid the negative effects of tooth loss with dental implants.
Causes of Tooth Loss
Tooth loss can be caused by:
- Inadequate dental hygiene: can cause a build-up of plaque and tartar resulting in tooth decay and gum disease.
- Grinding your teeth: can chip, crack or wear down teeth, loosening them and causing tooth loss.
- Smoking: over time, smoking can lead to periodontal disease, which causes tooth loss.
Dental Implants: The Best Solution for Tooth Loss
Dental implants are the best solution for missing teeth because once in place, they are permanent. Your dentist can surgically insert a titanium post into your gum where your tooth used to be. Over a few months, your jawbone will grow around the post, fixing it in place. This provides a firm foundation for a prosthetic tooth to be attached. If you take care of dental implants as you would your natural teeth, they can last a lifetime.
If you live in or around New London and you want to find out more about dental implants, call Matyas & Matyas on (860) 443-4199 today.
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