Why You Should Consider Replacing Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can certainly detract from an otherwise beautiful and inviting smile. A missing tooth is more than just a cosmetic flaw. The absence of a tooth can have lasting ramifications on your overall oral health.

Here are some of the reasons that you should consider having a missing tooth replaced:
• Bone Loss
• Receding Gums
• Drifting
• Disease or Decay
• Occlusion Problems

How Dental Implants Can Benefit You
Implant dentistry is a unique approach to dealing with damaged or missing teeth, and the use of dental implants yields unique benefits unlike any other procedure.

These benefits can include:
• Natural Look and Feel
For some patients, daily removal of dentures or other dental apparatuses can be an unwanted reminder of missing teeth. Unlike dental prosthetics that necessitate daily removal and cleaning, dental implants that are permanently bonded to the artificial tooth root look and behave just like natural teeth and can last for up to a decade without the need for replacement, putting patients’ minds at ease.

• Higher Security
Some patients feel apprehensive about easily removable dental bridges or full dentures, concerned with the possibility of losing a prosthetic or having it come loose at an inopportune time. Dental implants provide the option of a permanently affixed dental prosthetic, eliminating such risks.

• Restored Function
Beyond appearances, one of the biggest frustrations associated with damaged or missing teeth is the impaired ability to perform basic everyday tasks, like talking and chewing, that many take for granted. Dental implants give you back the functionality you need to live a normal life.

Consultation
If you have lost one or more teeth, and would like more information about dental implants, we encourage you to contact our office today. Call 203-433-0384 for Branford Office or 203-285-8163 for Milford Office.