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Tooth Loss? Here's Why Tooth Replacement Is Important

July 27, 2020
Posted By: Dr. Yunki Cho
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If you have tooth loss, you already know that it can interfere with your self-esteem and hamper social engagements. It can make laughing and eating difficult. But did you know that tooth loss can also put your remaining teeth at risk and even contribute to an aged appearance in your lower face?

We offer quality tooth replacement options, including dental implants in Monroe, WA.

Why Tooth Replacement Is Important

Aside from contributing to improved self-esteem, tooth replacement can prevent migrating teeth; this means your remaining teeth move toward inviting smile gaps, throwing off your bite, and adding to enamel wear. When your enamel wears away, your teeth are vulnerable to cavities and even cracking.

Additionally, missing teeth lead to bone loss in your jaw. This can make your lower face appear prematurely aged or sunken.

Tooth replacement helps prevent migrating teeth, but to prevent bone loss, dental implants are the only option.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants replace your tooth root and your tooth. This means jawbone stimulation, which may help prevent bone loss.

Dental implants also mean maintenance-free tooth replacement because there are no adhesives or relines. You brush your teeth and floss just as you did before implants.

It’s also important to visit your dentist regularly for dental exams and teeth cleanings—this is true even if you do not have dental implants.

Good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups and professional teeth cleanings help prevent oral health conditions like gum disease. Gum disease can cause your implants to fail or lead to additional tooth loss.

With good habits and an excellent implant dentist on your side, your dental implants can last for years or even a lifetime.

Contact Us for Dental Implants in Monroe, WA

If you’re ready to schedule your consultation with the dentist, or if you have further questions about tooth replacement options, contact a member of our dental team to get started.

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