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Reasons to Replace Your Missing Tooth Old Greenwich, CT

Reasons to Replace Your Missing Tooth

Dental Implants Old Greenwich CT

Our teeth are designed to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, there are many factors and situations that can cause a tooth to fall out or need extraction. When an adult tooth goes missing, however, there are significant drawbacks that can occur regardless of where it is in your mouth. This makes tooth replacement an important step after you have lost a permanent tooth.

Not replacing a missing tooth or teeth can result in consequences that affect your oral health, everyday dental function and appearance. Here are some of the main reasons that you need to consider teeth replacement sooner rather than later:

#1 Compromised Appearance. It is not hard to feel the aesthetic setbacks when a tooth goes missing in the front of your smile. This can result in a loss of confidence and threats to your emotional health.

#2 Chewing and Speaking Difficulties. All of your teeth play a role in helping you chew your food and pronounce certain syllables when you speak. When there are gaps in your smile, you may suffer from poor digestion or avoid certain nutritious (but hard to chew) foods. You may also experience a change in the way you speak or have trouble saying certain words clearly.

#3 Shifting Teeth and Poor Oral Health. If your missing tooth is not replaced soon enough, the adjacent teeth will begin to migrate towards the open space. This results in crooked or shifting teeth, which sets the stage for a host of oral health problems, include decay and gum disease due to brushing challenges as well as TMJ symptoms due to a bad bite or misalignment.

#4 Bone Loss and Premature Facial Aging. Your jawbone retains its density and form through the stimulation of your tooth roots as you chew your food. When a tooth goes missing, the jaw does not receive as much stimulation and it can begin to atrophy or resorb. This can result in a hallowed appearance in your lower face, making you look much older than you really are.

Why a Dental Implant is Your Best Option

When it comes to restorative dentistry, dental implants are the gold standard solution. Implants involve the surgical placement of a titanium post into your jawbone. The implant fuses to your surrounding bone as it heals to form a strong anchor for your crown, bridge, denture or other implant restoration to attach on top. More than any other treatment option, dental implants can replicate your natural teeth in feel, function and appearance. Not only do dental implants prevent bone loss, but they do not demand any dietary restrictions or extra maintenance needs!

Need superior tooth replacement in Old Greenwich? We can help. Old Greenwich Dental Associates has transformed countless smiles with advanced options in restorative dentistry, including dental implants. Call today to schedule your consult.

Posted on behalf of Old Greenwich Dental

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4.7 / 5.0

Based on 63 reviews

Remmy V.

I strongly recommend OG Dental for those looking for a new dentist or looking to switch. The front desk ladies were very welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful with scheduling and finances. My hygienist, Leah, and Dr. Busch were both great at educating me in the procedures/treatment plan I need to have done and the reasons why. I hadn't been to the dentist in years and the quality of care and attention was excellent! This office is beautiful, modern and also family friendly!

Jason C.

Everyone is amazing and friendly! Dr. Busch is a normal down to earth guy. The front desk team is always on their game. Danielle is the best hygienist going. So happy I found this group.

Jason D.

Awesome experience! Highly recommended! Staff is super friendly and cleaning was quick and enjoyable. Will be returning!

Mindy R.

I absolutely love my dental office. It is like visiting family when I go to an appointment. Everyone is so friendly and efficient. I would recommend this dental office to anyone and everyone I know or meet. Always a pleasure :)

Jeff S.

Talented, caring staff provides comprehensive care and an extensive network of other providers when need for special surgery arises.

Michael C.

I've been a patient of OGDA since 1988 and have been very pleased with the care I've gotten. The professionals and staff are all totally dedicated to the dental and overall health of their patients.

Warren W.

I have never been to a dental or medical office that was so welcoming and efficient my first visit went with ease. The receptionist knew who I was upon my entering the greeted me with the biggest smiles which was a great start. I then went on to meet the hygienist Kate who cleaned my teeth like never before she was very knowledgeable and made sure I was comfortable every step of the way, she then called the doctor in who was a really cool dude he spoke to me in dental language I can understand made sure before leaving I understood everything we discussed. I do need a few more visits, but I plan on now switching the rest of my family. Thank you Dr. Busch and Staff

Kaylen P.

It is rare to find a dentist who has excellent credentials, state of the art knowledge and equipment, and a responsive and caring staff. Dr. Busch and his support team accomplish this in an exemplary fashion. His care has been excellent in all ways. I would highly recommend his practice to anyone with dental issues.