Missing Teeth Affect Your Whole Smile

By Rose Dental Associates
January 10, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Missing Teeth  

For millions of Americans, missing teeth are a fact of life. Untreated decay, uncontrolled gum disease and accidental injury contribute to smiles that don't look or function as they should. At Rose Dental Associates in Albany, NY, your team of four dentists offers state of the art dental implants, the surest way to complete your smile, keeping it strong and attractive.

Missing teeth affect your whole smile

It's true. A smile gap creates a whole host of issues. The obvious problems are inefficient biting and chewing, slurred speech, poor digestion and lack of confidence when you speak and laugh publicly.

However, missing teeth impacts you in other ways you may or may not think of. These include:

  • A deteriorating jaw bone. Bone in the alveolar ridge of the jaw resorbs quickly after dental extraction because it is not stimulated, or exercised, by biting and chewing.
  • Shifting teeth and malocclusion Your remaining teeth inevitably move toward the smile gap. As they move, they weaken, and your bite worsens. Malocclusion not only changes the bite on the affected arch but also on the opposing arch of teeth. Dentists call this super- or overeruption.
  • Poor self-esteem Who wants to show a less than healthy smile? People tend to withdraw socially because of how their mouths look.

Your alternative to a gapped smile

It could be dental implants, true artificial teeth from root to crown. The single implant consists of a titanium screw surgically embedded in the jaw. After the treatment site heals and the bone bonds with the device (through osseointegration), your dentist attaches a post and crown to the dental implant.

In the Albany area, Rose Dental Associates offer real hope patients who suffer from the adverse effects of tooth loss. With a careful examination of your oral health situation, these expert dentists could recreate your smile--even if you need extensive tooth replacement with bridges or dentures.

Dental implants handle the most complex of restorative needs. When you receive your new teeth, you're assured of realistic physical appearance, efficient oral function, easy oral hygiene and a smile that can last you a lifetime.

Feel good and look great

At Rose Dental Associates in Albany, you can. Explore what dental implants could mean for your smile. Contact our office for an individualized consultation. Phone us at (518) 456-7673.