How Dental Implants Can Prevent Further Tooth Loss

In one of our previous dental blogs, Dr. Fondriest discussed how missing teeth should not be viewed as an inevitable fact of aging. Instead, seniors should fight back against tooth loss with proper oral hygiene, frequent dental checkups and cleanings, as well as restorative dentistry. Dental implants can play a significant role in maintaining your surrounding teeth after suffering from tooth loss. Here is how, Dr. James Fondriest can help address your missing teeth and prevent further damage to your oral health.

Why Address Missing Teeth

Did you know that a missing tooth creates a domino effect of dental health issues? Tooth loss often leads to other dental health problems and even more missing teeth without professional dental care. Missing teeth will begin deteriorating you oral health by contributing to teeth drifting. While this may not sound like a significant dental health problem, it can have a big impact on the rest of smile.

How Tooth Loss Can Cause More Missing Teeth

Teeth drifting causes malocclusion, or misaligned bite. This dental health condition is contributes to teeth grinding, TMJ disorder, and cosmetic dental issues. When your teeth are in the incorrect position, they are performing the incorrect role in your mouth. This means that teeth will incur more damage and excessive tooth wear by attempting to accommodate for the missing tooth. As a result, your teeth are much more vulnerable to tooth decay or tooth loss.

How Dental Implants Can Help

Dental implants prevent this excessive tooth wear by avoiding malocclusion. The dental implant will hold your remaining teeth in place while restoring your tooth function. As a result, your remaining teeth will be less susceptible to excessive tooth wear and misaligned bite. In addition, dental implants reclaim your smile strength and image.

Dental Implants in Lake Forest

We offer dental implants to help patients restore their self-confidence and their smiles. For more information about how Dr. Fondriest can help address tooth loss with restorative dentistry, contact Lake Forest Dental Arts at 847-234-0517.

Dr Fondriest is a Nationally recognized and highly sought after cosmetic dentist serving clients from throughout the United States 

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