Do I need to replace my missing tooth?

Do I need to replace a single missing tooth?

Are you missing a single tooth? You may not feel like a single missing tooth is a big deal, but the truth is that just one missing tooth can impact the health and function of your smile. Missing teeth jeopardize the alignment, function, and health of the remaining teeth and the gums. 

Missing Teeth: An Oral Health Risk 

Having a missing tooth is more than just a cosmetic dental concern. While you may feel embarrassed by the apperance of your smile due to a missing tooth, it is important to understand the health risks the missing tooth may present. A missing tooth can make it difficult to chew, compromised the alignment of your teeth and increases your risk of other oral diseases.

Just one missing tooth can cause:

  • Teeth to shift
  • Periodontal disease
  • Additional tooth loss
  • Bone loss
  • Facial regression

How can one missing tooth effect my oral health?

A single missing tooth creates a gap in the structure of your jaw. WIthout the root system, teeth have room to shift causing your smile to become crooked. The jaw bone loses support and over time begins to break down. Patients with tooth loss experience higher rates of bone loss and often experience facial sagging losing the integrity of their facial structure. 

What is the best way to replace a single missing tooth?

single missing tooth replacement dental implant santa monica ca implant dentistA dental implant is the most effective and natural solution for replacing a single missing tooth. The dental implant mimics the natural tooth in design and function. A dental implant helps to provide structural, functional support while enhancing the aesthetics of your smile.

A Board Certified member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Dr. Fabrizio Dall’Olmo offers full-service dental implant treatments from the comfort of his Santa Monica, CA dentist office. In-house dental implant services provide the patient with the convenience of having to only deal with one dentist from start to finish. Dr. Dall’Olmo’s unique training and experience give him the comprehensive skills needed to perform every phase of the implant procedure.

A dental implant is a long-lasting, permanent and natural solution for replacing a missing tooth. If you are looking for a solution for a single missing tooth, contact Santa Monica, CA area dentist Dr. Dall’Olmo. With his advanced training and unique skill set, Dr. Dall’Olmo helps patients restore their smile.