Replacing missing teeth is not only important for your self-confidence. Filling those gaps is also integral to your overall health and mouth functionality.
Each tooth plays an important role in the overall functionality of your mouth –biting, chewing, food absorption and speaking are a few actions your teeth are responsible for.
Luckily, Harker, Chan & Associates offers dental implants to patients in Southeast (SE) Calgary! Here are a few reasons our dentists might recommend dental implants to fill the gap in your smile.
Preventing Your Teeth From Shifting
If left untreated, surrounding teeth may shift into the empty space left by the missing tooth. This makes cleaning your teeth difficult and can cause difficulty chewing.
Decreasing Your Risk of Gum Disease
In addition to the point above, when a gap causes your teeth to shift, it makes cleaning more difficult, increasing your chances of plaque accumulation and gum disease.
Preventing Speech Issues
Teeth control the air flow out of the mouth and help make certain sounds. Depending on the tooth you are missing, speaking can become challenging if the tooth is not replaced.
Preventing Bone Loss
Missing teeth that aren’t replaced can cause the bone in the missing space to weaken and deteriorate.
Improving Appearance & Confidence
There’s no question replacing a gap your teeth can improve your smile’s appearance and function, making you feel better about your appearance.