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Should I Replace My Missing Tooth?

October 15, 2022
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Posted By: Needville Family Dentistry
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Patients often wonder why replacing a missing tooth is so important, especially if it's at the back of your mouth and no one will see it's missing. The answer may be more complicated than you would think because there are several fundamental reasons why replacing a tooth is so critical for your dental health, confidence, and smile. Here's what you should know. 

#1 Missing Tooth Replacement Protects Your Dental Health

When you lose a tooth, you also lose its root, which leaves your jawbone with nothing left to support. At that point, it begins to deteriorate, which results in less support for neighboring teeth and can lead to more tooth loss. A dental implant restores your tooth and root, keeping your jawbone healthy, stimulated, and regenerating.

Losing a tooth also means a gap in your smile that surrounding teeth will begin to move into without a tooth replacement. Replacing your tooth keeps your teeth in proper alignment, protecting you from the painful jaw joint issues that can occur with bite misalignment.

#2 Replacing a Missing Tooth or Teeth Ensures You Can Eat and Chew with Ease

Eating, chewing, and enjoying the foods you love becomes more complicated with missing teeth. Eating can even be painful if you're struggling with multiple missing teeth. 

Dental implants in Needville can replace one or multiple teeth by supporting a prosthetic like a denture. Our dentists can use four dental implants to support a denture and restore your entire smile, boosting your confidence and allowing you to eat with ease again.

#3 Replacing a Lost Tooth Provides Confidence

Living with a missing tooth can be embarrassing and might keep you from interacting with others in the ways you would like. For example, you may feel self-conscious about smiling when you meet other people or embarrassed if a lost tooth impacts how you talk.

Replacing your tooth with a dental implant in Needville and Rosenberg is an excellent way to restore your smile and confidence.

Contact Needville Family Dentistry

Is the cost of dental implants in Needville a concern? Since each patient's needs are specific, the best way to determine how much your treatment will cost is to schedule an evaluation with one of our dentists.

Call (979) 793-5566 to schedule your next dental appointment.

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