Yes, having a missing tooth is inconvenient, but did you know it can also be the harbinger for many other health problems? According to recent studies, poor dental health has been associated with many serious health conditions such as; diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart disease, endocarditis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, premature birth and low birth weight, among other health risks.
Other problems that can be experienced by people with missing teeth are trouble eating, damage to surrounding teeth, anxiety, depression, mouth infections and gum disease. Tooth loss can also cause decreased bite strength, deterioration of jaw bone and muscle, premature wrinkles and sunken facial features.
Consequently, fixing your missing teeth can be a catalyst for better health. Keep reading to discover more reasons why you should choose dental implants as your tooth replacement treatment.
Regular use of jaw when chewing creates tiny tears in the muscle that continually regenerate themselves. It is this constant regeneration that allows the muscle to stay strong and functional. When this does not happen, the bone and gum tissues can quickly become unhealthy as well.
So how do those missing teeth impact your jaw strength or tissue density? Those small gaps in your smile can prevent you from chewing properly and when this happens, the domino effect takes place, leading to the problems mentioned above. Over time, this problem also creates premature wrinkling around the jawline and sunken facial features. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, missing teeth allow food to get trapped as well as
Those small gaps in your smile can prevent you from chewing properly and when this happens, the domino effect takes place, leading to the problems mentioned above. Over time, this problem also creates premature wrinkling around the jawline and sunken facial features. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, missing teeth allow food to get trapped as well as excessive plaque in those empty spots. When this happens, harmful bacteria can start to produce the acid that causes tooth decay.
You have learned what missing teeth can do to your dental health if left untreated, but recent studies by the American Association for Dental Research, show that the consequences can be much more severe. Reportedly, people with missing teeth are 40 percent more likely to suffer from mental health issues like anxiety and depression.
Poor oral hygiene can also contribute to gum disease, mouth infections, difficulty eating and speech problems. Advances in medical science research has linked poor oral health to heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, endocarditis, premature birth and low birth weight, osteoporosis, diabetes and other health problems.
Clearly, dental implants offer a permanent and natural-looking way to solve many health problems. But if you are still unsure, you can read our patient testimonials to see what our satisfied patients are saying about our services.
Dental implants are a great solution for your missing teeth that can help you get your smile back and prevent many other health problems. Dr. Mortensen and his wonderful staffwant to help you restore your smile and be healthy. For your convenience, we offer lots of great financing options and work with many insurance companies. Come see us today to find out how dental implants can permanently repair your smile. If you live in the Fountain Valley, CA area, call us now for your dental implant consultation with Dr. Mortensen.
Dr. Andrew Mortenson
18837 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA
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