Dental implants are a magnificent solution to tooth loss because they act to comprehensively treat so many of the health issues surrounding missing teeth. Dental and overall health problems associated with tooth loss include a higher risk for dental infection, bone loss, and even an increased risk for heart disease. That’s why it’s so important to treat the problem early, before it develops into something bigger and more expensive to treat.
At Jupiter Dentistry, in Jupiter, FL, we are led by highly experienced, trained, and skilled dental professionals, Dr. Jessica Wyatt and Dr. Jay Ajmo. Dr. Ajmo holds a mastership from the world-renowned Misch International Implant Institute and is a diplomate of the prestigious International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
If you would like an accurate and expert opinion, schedule your consultation with our team and come visit our state-of-the-art facilities.
Health Risks Associated with Tooth Loss
- Increased risk of bacterial infection: Gaps between teeth are liable to trap food particles and these spaces can be difficult to clean, especially if the missing tooth is toward the back of the mouth. Food, especially carbohydrates, are what the bacteria in your mouth consume and they, in turn, cause diseases such as tooth decay and gingivitis. Cavities and gum disease can spread, leading to more dental work and the possibility of bone and tissue loss.
- Bone loss: Our teeth keep our jawbone strong and healthy by transferring the force and energy of our chewing down to the bone tissue. It, in effect, stimulates the process of bone regeneration. Tooth loss severs this connection between your teeth and the jaw, leading to jawbone deterioration. Over time, the problem can go from requiring a bone graft to restore the bone tissue in the affected area to partial facial collapse, premature wrinkling around the jawline, and other oral health problems that you are better off avoiding.
- Connection to heart disease: Did you know that missing one to five teeth can increase your risk of heart disease by up to 21%? Gum disease, which you suffer a higher risk of if you are missing teeth, is also associated with heart disease. Your oral health is truly an important element in the foundation of good overall wellbeing.
- Connection to anxiety and depression: It’s your emotional health at risk as well. Tooth loss is strongly associated with issues such as depression and anxiety. The connection makes sense because our teeth are a significant part of our appearance, and if we lack confidence in our appearance how can we be happy? How can we be happy if we are ashamed to smile?
Tooth loss is a problem that is best solved as soon as possible. Don’t put yourself at greater risk. Visit us to learn more about your options, meet the team, and take a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities that are built around your comfort and deliver you results beyond your expectations.