An estimated 30 million American adults live with one or more missing teeth. (That’s one out of every 4 drivers on the road.)
A missing tooth has a dangerous domino effect on his mouth.
When natural teeth are removed there is additional damage which goes well beyond the surface of the gums.
- The bone that once supported and surrounded those roots starts to deteriorate painlessly.
- Other teeth start to shift.
- If you are missing a bottom tooth, the top tooth that chews on it is going to drift down.
- The teeth on either side of a missing tooth will slowly start to lean into that gap.
- When teeth don’t line up right, they don’t have the proper stress distributions, so they are getting overworked and over-stressed which causes them to be at risk or lost as well.
The bad news is that you don’t feel this domino effect. Unfortunately, over time this misalignment can make it difficult to keep your teeth clean which can contribute to cavities and gum disease.
If you take a brick out of an archway and come back in a year, you won’t be able to put that brick back in its place because everything has settled a bit.
Perhaps the archway hasn’t fallen down, but it’s certainly not going to last as long as the arch with all the bricks in place.
When you have multiple missing teeth, bone reabsorption occurs, which causes the face to collapse. These changes can become so severe they make the person look many years older than they actually are.
Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles can help with dental implants to replace missing teeth.
The advancements in dental implants over the years are life changing.
Simply stated, dental implants reconnect people with what they’ve lost. Youth. Self-esteem. Confidence. Function. Happiness. The joy of kissing!
Dental implants look natural, produce a beautiful smile, and allow you to eat, speak and function as you did when your mouth was healthy.
Only 12% of general dentists in the US place implants. 5% of those use the most updated form of technology.
He has invested in NewTom VG3 Dental CAT-scan which allows Dr. Korenman to view an anatomically accurate 3D image of your mouth. It provides the most comprehensive and accurate information required to determine your bone quantity and quality for possible dental implants. If teeth have been missing for some time he can see how much bone loss has occurred and determine what type of bone grafting may be needed.
With Dental CT scanning, implant procedures can be planned in detail before any surgery takes place. This means virtually no surprises when Dr. Korenman performs surgery.
With the advances in implant dentistry now available from Loveable Smiles, dad can soon be eating what he wants, when he wants, and where he wants.
His facial muscle tone will be restored. He’ll put 20 years of life back in his smile.
For more information, please call Loveable Smiles in Richardson at (972) 231-0585 and schedule your dad or husband a complimentary consultation.