You look in the mirror, and you can easily see that dark space in your smile. That makes you wonder how much other people look at it. But that’s the tip of the iceberg. Missing a tooth can mean your other teeth will grow crooked, your jawbone deteriorates, and you have more chances of getting a cavity or gum disease in that space.Living with a lost tooth is not fun, but it’s also not necessary. Call either of our Connecticut dental offices (203-372-1220 for Bridgeport/Trumbull and 203-378-9737 for Shelton) to replace a lost tooth with a dental implant. With our dentists’ skill and practical experience, most people can (and should) get a dental implant.
Don’t Live With A Lost ToothWhy do you face so many problems when you’re lost a tooth? That’s because your mouth is designed to be a certain way. If you pull a random part out of your car’s engine, it might still work fine — but chances are, you’ll be facing all manner of car troubles soon.The same is true for your smile. Yes, your smile doesn’t look very good when there’s this empty space between two teeth. But here are some of the problem you face with a missing tooth:
- The bone tissue under that spot begins to weaken because it needs stimulation from a tooth’s root.
- Some foods are harder to chew and eat.
- You can hurt the gums in that spot if you chew something tough like a chip or pretzel.
- The skin around the gap can start to sag a bit.
- You lose some of your confidence wondering how other people will react when they see it.
- You look older than you are.