A missing tooth can cause great distress for a patient and is both a cosmetic and dental health concern that should be addressed right away to avoid additional dental problems.
When a tooth is lost and not replaced, adjacent teeth may shift to accommodate for the space and bone in the jaw where the root used to be begins to shrink. All of this affects overall oral health as well as the appearance of the patient.
Dr. Nils Olson offers options for tooth replacement, but will recommend a dental implant when a patient is a candidate. Dental implants offer patients the most natural looking, functioning and lasting results when compared to the traditional alternatives.
Benefits of dental implants:
- Dental implants are comfortable, permanent and natural looking
- Support bone retention in the jaw and help prevent shrinkage
- Help maintain the natural smile and position of the teeth
- Last a lifetime with proper dental care and good oral hygiene
- Function just like a natural tooth.
One of the most important fundamentals of modern dentistry is the preservation of the natural teeth and the function of a patient’s masticatory system. Losing a tooth is sometimes inevitable, but replacing them almost “in kind” helps to preserve the natural function of a patient’s smile. Dental implants allow patients to eat and speak normally- no restrictions due to a removable appliance.
Losing a tooth, or multiple teeth, can dramatically affect daily life, often causing patients to limit their diet and interaction of they are not replaced or replaced inefficiently.
If you have lost teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Olson in Frederick. You can discuss your options, concerns and goals before deciding on a plan of treatment that will restore your oral health- and your overall confidence!
Your smile is an important part of a healthy life- keep it strong and healthy with regular visits to Dr. Olson.