Tooth Loss & Your Health in Charlottesville, NC

The Dangers of Missing Teeth

Whether you’re missing one tooth or all of them, there are dire consequences to not seeking a replacement. While dental implants clearly offer the most advantages of all restorative treatments, any replacement option is better than none. 

If you’re missing any number of teeth, it’s incredibly important that you schedule a visit to our Charlottesville, NC dental office to explore your tooth replacement options.

Short-Term Effects of Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can be a nuisance even from the first day you lost them. In addition to the long-term consequences that can eventually result from missing teeth, these immediate annoyances can have a negative impact on your life as well. Here are some of the problems you’ll experience from missing teeth from the very first day:

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  • Difficulty chewing, biting, speaking
  • Social anxiety, distress
  • Lack of support weakens surrounding teeth
  • The empty socket is vulnerable to infection

Long-term Effects of Missing Teeth

Many people underestimate the long-term effects of losing teeth. As missing teeth leave gaps in an arch, they compromise overall function and contribute to a number of oral and overall health problems. Some of the most significant consequences missing teeth can have include:

  • Additional tooth loss
  • Shifting bite alignment and jaw issues
  • Increased risk of gum disease, gum recession, and tooth decay
  • Accelerated bone deterioration and sagging facial appearance, i.e. premature aging
  • Poor nutrition and digestion
  • Increased treatment costs

Replace Your Missing Teeth Today

Not all restorative treatments are created equal and Dr. Akeel has the experience and knowledge to provide life-changing restorations. As you can see, missing teeth is not a condition you want to live with. 

Let us provide an effective treatment that can restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile! Contact our office in Charlottesville, NC today by calling (434) 975-6181 and we’ll work with you to determine the best solution for you.

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