Many years ago, the option for a decayed tooth was extraction. Now, people with missing teeth are suffering. Here’s why. When a tooth is extracted or missing:
- It can change your bite.
- When your bite changes, it can prevent you from chewing properly and properly digesting your food.
- Improper digestion can lead to malnutrition.
- Food can get caught in the place of the missing tooth.
- The opposing tooth or a tooth that bites against that tooth will start to drift in the place of the missing tooth. In addition, your teeth next to the space of the missing tooth can start to drift into that place.
Fortunately, today there is another great option: replace your missing teeth with dental implants.
Dental implants take the place of the missing teeth. They function like regular teeth. There is no special at home cleaning instructions. Dental implants are composed of a titanium post and crown.
If you are missing a tooth or would like to discuss different options with Dr. Bryan Weyneth, call Sherman Oaks Dental today at (630)369-5225.