Does a Missing Tooth Need to Be Replaced?
According to the American Dental Association and your Downey Dentist – yes, missing teeth should be replaced.
When you lose a tooth, it is like a chain reaction that can result in poor oral health and pain.
Teeth that are adjacent to the missing tooth will start to shift to fill the space. This changes your bite (occlusion) and causes misalignment of the teeth and jaw joints.
The result is increased pressure and tension on the teeth, jaw joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the head and neck, putting you at greater risk of:
- Tooth sensitivity or pain
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Tooth fracture
- TMJ disorder
Single-tooth implants in Downey can help prevent this chain reaction.
Are Dental Implants Safe?
Single-tooth implants are absolutely safe, and they can help you achieve better oral health. They are permanent and easy to clean, so oral hygiene isn’t a hassle. Plus, they keep your bite in alignment, which keeps your teeth healthy and strong. Since the implant post acts as an anchor for your jawbone, they help keep your jawbones dense and strong as well.