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Don’t Wait Too Long To Replace Lost Teeth (blog)

Missing teeth can cause more problems than just holes in your smile. In fact, if not treated soon enough, tooth loss can have some pretty disastrous effects on your mouth. If you’ve lost one or more teeth, don’t wait too long to see a specialist who can help you.

At New Albany Implants, we see patients from all over—Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, and more. There’s a reason some of our patients come from hundreds of miles away to visit our New Albany, IN office: we offer life-changing, revolutionary treatments and procedures that can transform your smile and last a lifetime.

In our office, we offer several tooth replacement options to repair your smile and prevent further damage. But first, learn more about why it’s important to replace lost teeth as soon as possible.

Why You Should Replace Lost Teeth ASAP

The gaps left behind by lost teeth are enough of a reason to have missing teeth replaced. But replacing missing teeth is about a lot more than just aesthetics.

Missing teeth can affect your speech, causing you to mumble or slur your words. A lack of a full set of teeth can also affect your diet because of the inability to eat certain foods.

Also, the unsightly gap left by a lost tooth puts the teeth on each side at risk for moving out of place. If your teeth move, even slightly, it can affect your bite. Additionally, food can gather or get trapped in those spaces, leading to decay and gum disease.

How Can I Replace Lost Teeth?

Don’t panic! There are several options for tooth replacement, each of which can deliver results you will be happy with. To find out which treatment option will work best for your situation, we want to see you for a consultation. In the meantime, you can read more about each option below to see which one sounds like it may benefit you the most.

  • Dental Implants

Dental implants are tiny screws made of titanium that secure dental restorations. After placement, the implants fuse with your jawbone during a two to six month healing period. Dental implants require a certain amount of bone mass or else they can’t fuse to your bone.

  • Zirconium Bridges

A zirconia bridge is another option for tooth replacement. A bridge is created by using dental crowns on the teeth on either side of the space where you lost a tooth. Then a false tooth is placed in between the two crowns and an adhesive is used to hold them in place. Like implants, bridges aren’t removable. Unlike traditional bridges, zirconium bridges are entirely metal-free.

Both dental implants and bridges look natural and prevent any additional damage as the result of your tooth loss. Both are great options if you’ve lost a single tooth. If you’ve lost several teeth, you may want to talk to us about implant-supported dentures. Dental implants can help improve your denture experience and change the way you think about replacement teeth.

Take Action Now To Protect Your Smile

If you want to save your smile, it’s important to take action now. Don’t want another day to speak to a professional about your dental concerns. Just one day could make all the difference when it comes to restoring your smile.

Call New Albany Implants now and request a consultation with Dr. Ron Receveur or Dr. Bradley Frederick. We will take a closer look at your teeth to help you decide what treatment option is right for you. We want to help give you a reason to smile again! Call (888) 469-3982 or contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you!