There are a number of reasons why people lose teeth and eventually require dental implants. They may fail to brush and floss every day, or they suffer a catastrophic injury that causes teeth to come loose. However, there are plenty of people who require implants to replace missing teeth due to genetics.
Hypodontia is a hereditary condition where a person does not develop third molars. Oligodontia occurs when a person does not develop up to six teeth while anodontia results in no primary teeth developing. All of these are genetic disorders that require a prosthetic replacement to restore function and improve aesthetics.
Your familial background can also impact how your teeth fit together. When there is too much crowding within the teeth, our dentist may need to remove one so that the rest can fit better together. Parents should invest in early orthodontic treatment for their children to try to circumvent issues later in life if misalignments occur frequently in the family.
Some people have a greater likelihood of developing cavities even if they take good care of their teeth. Researchers believe this is due to some people having a specific variation of beta-defensin 1. If decay is not treated promptly, then it could lead to total tooth loss.
Similarly to tooth decay, some people are more likely to suffer from gum disease due to genetics. This is why it is so important to schedule a dental visit once every six months. Even if you believe you are taking good care of your oral health, you could still have a high risk of developing gum disease from your genes.
Everyone is different, and that is why Dr. David S. Krishingner, Dr. Jeffrey T. Root, Dr. Niklas Resla, and Dr. John Krishingner at Water Oak Dental Group in Brevard, NC develop personalized treatment plans for every patient. Anyone who has already suffered from missing teeth needs to call us immediately to see if dental implants can help.
Our office is located in Brevard, NC down the street from Brevard College and the Transylvania County Courthouse by Broad and East Main Street. Even bringing patients from Asheville, we proudly serve the communities Hendersonville, Lake Toxaway, Etowah, Mills River, Cashiers, and Highlands North Carolina.