There have been more studies of late that seem to connect some health issues with dental health. For example, if you suffer from heart disease or diabetes, you may be at a higher risk of developing gum disease. Did you also know that if your teeth fall out, that could contribute to poor health as well? Although it might seem like having a dentist such as Dr. Ann Kania get rid of a tooth is a good idea, just leaving the space open could have some undesired consequences.
What Happens When Teeth Fall Out
When your teeth fall out, there is no longer a root system supporting your gums and jawbone. If the tooth fell out due to trauma, this space could be prone to infections. Leaving the gap as it is will eventually lead to bone and gum deterioration. This means the teeth next to the gap will also be at a much greater risk of falling out. The deteriorating tissue can also lead to a misshapen jaw and face, making it more difficult to eat certain foods and even talk.
How This Affects Your Health
A risk of infection is always a danger to your health because an infection can spread to other parts of the body, making it more difficult to pinpoint the cause. A deteriorating jaw bone and misshapen face can make it more difficult to eat your favorite foods, or even healthy foods, leading to poor overall health.
What You Can Do About It
Dental implants are a great solution for missing teeth. Dr. Kania embeds a titanium post into the jawbone, which stimulates the bone and helps to prevent deterioration. This makes it less likely that adjacent teeth will fall out. The post is capped with a natural-looking crown that is securely in place, meaning you can still eat your favorite foods and care for it like your real teeth.
Contact Us Today
If you have missing teeth, it may affect your health. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kania and find out if dental implants are right for you.