By Dental Choice
June 08, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: tooth loss  

Around 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. The most common reason for losing your teeth is tooth decay. If tooth loss is not treated it can have serious consequences for your health. Dr. Irving M. Phillips Jr. and Dr. Wade Dressler are dentists at Dental Choice, in Easton, MD. You can meet with them to discuss your treatment options for tooth loss.

The Negative Impact of Missing Teeth

Missing teeth cause the following negative consequences:

  • Affecting the aesthetics of your face: Missing teeth don’t only affect your smile, but if you’re missing several teeth, it can affect the shape of your face. Also, the skin around your mouth can begin to sag and wrinkle, so that you look older than you are.
  • Making it difficult to eat: When you have several teeth missing, biting and chewing are difficult. If you are unable to chew your food properly, this can lead to digestive problems.
  • Affecting your speech: Gaps left by lost teeth can affect the way you speak.
  • Lowering your self-esteem: Many people who have missing teeth feel the emotional consequences such as lost confidence and low self-esteem.

If you have missing teeth, consider dental implants to restore your smile and the functionality of your teeth.

Easton residents that have chosen dental implants as a solution for missing teeth have found the following benefits:

  • They look natural: Dental implants are designed to look just like your own teeth. They have the same functionality and are much more comfortable than dentures.
  • They are reliable and long-lasting: If you take good care of them, dental implants can last a lifetime.
  • They provide improved functionality: Because they are anchored to your jawbone, dental implants always stay in place allowing you to eat and speak with ease.
  • They improve your facial features: Say goodbye to sagging lips and hollow cheeks. You face will look youthful and evenly balanced. Dental implants also restore the structure of your jawbone.

If you live in the Easton area and you would like to find out more about dental implants you can Dental Choice at (410) 822-4310.