What harm can one missing tooth do? More than you might think! Your remaining teeth will start to shift into the empty space; as a result, they’ll eventually become misaligned, damaging your bite and making it harder to brush effectively. Also, your jawbone and gum tissue will start to deteriorate, gradually changing your facial structure. These issues only get worse over time; in fact, one missing tooth could eventually lead to losing more teeth! You’ll want to avoid these dental health problems, so as soon as one of your pearly whites is gone, contact Warnick & Semder Dentistry for a solution.
If just one tooth is missing, there are generally two replacement options: a traditional fixed bridge or a dental implant.
While implants and bridges both do their jobs well, a single-tooth implant has several advantages that you wouldn’t get from other kinds of restorations. This includes:
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