If you have missing teeth, you may want to schedule a visit with a periodontist before sitting down to enjoy your holiday feast. Getting dental implants can not only go a long way in restoring your confidence; they can maintain your oral health as well.
Even though you might have missing teeth in spaces where no one can see, you’re still much better off with dental implants. Without implants, your mouth will have one or many holes where food can become stuck. This will lead to an eventual buildup of harmful bacteria that can trigger a number of problems with your teeth and gums later on, such as gum disease. Should that happen, not only will you have to address your missing teeth, but also the issues resulting from them. Let a periodontist help you avoid disaster.
There’s more to worry about than just your appearance when it comes to missing teeth. For instance, you can experience jaw bone loss in the area around the missing teeth, which can make your face look sunken and aged. There is also a chance you can start to develop temporomandibular joint syndrome and a shifting bite as your mouth tries to compensate for your lack of teeth. Finally, you may feel your teeth start to shift in the gaps left by your missing teeth.
With dental implants, you can retain the health, functionality, and appearance of your teeth all while boosting your confidence and peace of mind. One thing we like to make crystal clear to our patients is that getting dental implants is virtually pain-free.
If you’re ready to learn more about dental implants, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Chertok’s office in Berkeley, CA. We look forward to bringing out the best in your smile.