Any problem that affects your oral health should be taken seriously, but few problems can feel as urgent or as alarming as tooth loss. After all, this problem can become a big cosmetic concern, and it can also lead to frustrating difficulties with biting and chewing. With that said, patients sometimes put off treatment after the loss of just one tooth, particularly if the gap left by tooth loss is difficult to see. Be careful about delaying restorative dental treatment, as a single missing tooth can create more problems than you might anticipate! Our Temecula, CA dentist’s office can work with you on restoring your complete smile by addressing tooth loss.

1. You Can Lose Confidence In Your Smile

How will tooth loss impact your appearance? That will depend on the tooth that is absent. For some, the problem can create a pressing cosmetic concern as they are not able to speak or smile without revealing a gap. For others, a missing molar or premolar can be easy to hide. While this can be good for your smile, that absence can still create trouble for you by making it more difficult to bite, chew, and speak.

2. Biting And Chewing Can Become More Difficult

Even one gap in your smile can lead to problems with your ability to bite and chew food. While your first instinct can be to simply avoid putting pressure on the teeth around a gap, you should know that this adjustment can create new problems for you over time. You can wear down other teeth, making them more vulnerable to problems that require restorative dental work. You are also more likely to develop problems with TMJ disorder if you are forcing yourself to practice an unnatural bite motion. Fortunately, permanent appliances like dental bridges and dental implant-held restorations can resolve issues with your bite.

3. Your Risk For Losing More Teeth Can Increase!

When a tooth loses the support of its neighbor, it is more likely to start shifting, which means you are more likely to lose it! Dental implants can help you prevent this problem. Because the implant is placed in the socket of your jawbone where your roots were formerly located, they become a neighbor to roots that were lacking in stability. An implant also helps by encouraging the flow of nutrients to your jawbone, which helps to prevent deterioration.

Discuss Prosthetic Dental Work At Our Temecula, CA Dentist’s Office

Our Temecula, CA dentist’s office is prepared to help patients who are ready to once again show off their complete smile! Find out more about our services, or contact another one of our locations closer to you, by calling us at the following:

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.