The Negative Effects of Tooth Loss
From dentures to implants, our Bolingbrook dental team makes it easy to replace missing teeth.
The moment you lose a tooth, Dr. Kathryn Bachinski, your dentist at Hidden Lakes Dental Care in Bolingbrook, IL, is here to guide you through the steps to help restore your smile and to make tooth loss a distant memory. We understand how stressful it can be to lose a tooth as an adult, but with dentures, implants, or bridges, we make it easier to regain a healthy smile. However, what happens if you chose to ignore the problem (something we don’t recommend doing)? Untreated tooth loss can lead to:
- Shifting teeth
- Significant jawbone loss
- Changes in the structure of your face
- Premature lines and wrinkles due to facial changes
- Bad bites
- Difficulty chewing and speaking
- Misaligned teeth, which cause further wear and tear on teeth and gums
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Bowel and digestive problems
As you can see, not replacing your missing tooth or teeth can cause significant and long-term problems. That’s why we recommend turning to dentures, implants, or bridges to fill gaps and improve both the health and appearance of your smile. Each of these tooth replacement options come with their own benefits:
Implants are replacement tooth roots, which are implanted into the jawbone. Implants prevent bone loss, support the face, and provide patients with a restoration that can last the rest of their life. Implants are the closest to real teeth and require surgery in order to obtain them.
Bridges offer a simple solution for filling gaps in your smile with beautiful and realistic false teeth. Bridges are either fixed in place or removable. If you choose to receive a fixed bridge, our dentist will rely on the support of healthy natural teeth to anchor them in place.
Dentures offer patients dealing with significant tooth loss a way to regain a full smile quickly and in a cost-effective manner. Dentures can be used to replace all of your teeth, both upper and lower, and are custom-fitted to your mouth for a tooth replacement that lasts for years.
Hidden Lakes Dental Care in Bolingbrook, IL, is here for your smile, no matter if you are interested in receive dentures or you just need to schedule a routine cleaning. While we have had to put a temporary hold on all non-essential dental procedures and visits due to coronavirus, if you are dealing with a dental emergency, please call us at (630) 759-0077 for care.