Many patients have lost teeth for a number of reasons, but gum disease is the most common reason for tooth loss. Dental implants are often the best treatment to fix missing teeth. Tooth loss can be the result of injury, deep decay or periodontal disease. Finding an affordable, comfortable and effective way to replace lost teeth is what Dr. Jonathan Tiger, a Pomona dental implant periodontist, can help you with.
It is important to fix missing teeth. Many problems are caused by only missing one tooth, which can throw off the alignment of your bite or occlusion. This misalignment causes the surrounding teeth to shift, become loose and create pockets in which the bacteria promoting periodontal disease can take over.
If you have noticed loose or shifting teeth, it is imperative for you to schedule an appointment to discuss a treatment plan to fix missing teeth. Many times loose teeth are the result of missing adjacent teeth or advanced periodontal disease, which causes a deterioration of the supporting gums and bone.
Improperly aligned teeth affect your ability to chew. Your diet can be greatly affected. Missing teeth, or having no teeth, makes chewing many foods difficult. Chewing is the first stage in digestion and your teeth are vitally important to meeting your nutritional needs. Diets restricted to foods that are soft and easily chewed usually provide inadequate nutrition.
Loose or missing teeth can affect your speech and appearance. The loss of teeth can cause a sunken-in appearance, adding years to your look. Many patients who have loose or missing teeth have difficulty pronouncing certain words or have a lisp when speaking.
Find your best option to fix missing teeth by calling Dr. Tiger’s office, a Pomona dental implant periodontist. Dr. Tiger will do a thorough evaluation and discuss treatment plan options to fix missing teeth. Call today and be on your way to the healthy smile you deserve.