There are many excuses people give for hiding their smiles, and many of these are treatable. If you have missing teeth due to trauma, age, or decay, it can be tempting to just leave the gap as it is. However, your dentist at Hunter’s Creek can help you explore modern options such as dental implants. There are a few reasons why you should look into implant treatment with Dr. Mohammed Khan and Dr. Amber Khan sooner rather than later.
Missing Teeth Carry Risks
When one tooth falls out, it may be safe to say that others will soon follow. Every tooth aids in supporting adjacent teeth, and this support is compromised when one tooth falls out. The jaw bone can start to erode, which eventually leads to a change in face shape. In addition, if the missing tooth fell out recently – especially if it was due to trauma – it could be at risk for infection.
Implants Help Mitigate These Risks
Dental implants consist of a titanium post embedded into the jaw bone. This helps to mitigate many of the risks associated with missing teeth. It offers support to the bone and the adjacent teeth. Seeking treatment from Dr. Khan early can also lower the risk of other issues such as infection.
The Process Can Take Time
The main reason you should not wait to get treatment for missing teeth is that finally getting dental implant treatment can take time depending on your circumstances. While some implant procedures are quick, you first need to make sure you are a good candidate for treatment. You need sufficient jaw bone density, and if not, then you may need bone graft surgery. The earlier you discuss your options with Dr. Khan, the sooner treatment can resolve.
Learn More Today
Restoring your smile and fixing missing teeth starts with a consultation. Contact our office today to schedule your visit with Dr. Khan of Hunters Creek Dental and learn more about what dental implants and our other treatment options can do for you.