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The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

Last updated 5 years ago

Missing teeth affect both the cosmetic appearance of your smile and your dental health. Talk with your cosmetic dentist about your tooth replacement options to find out which is best for you. Replacing missing teeth can give you both the confidence to smile brightly and the ability to maintain better overall health.

Maintain a Strong Jaw

When a tooth is lost from the jaw, the surrounding bone begins to resorb back into the body. This process weakens the jawbone and becomes more pronounced with additional lost teeth. When a significant portion is lost from the jawbone, replacing teeth becomes a more complicated process, as the bone must also be replaced. Dental implants replace teeth and act as artificial tooth roots, helping your jaw maintains its density, strength, and health over time.

Provide Nourishment for Your Body

Having missing teeth can make it difficult for you to eat certain foods, particularly crunchy fruits and vegetables. By replacing missing teeth with dentures, dental implants, or bridges, you restore the functionality of your mouth. This ensures that you can eat the foods your body needs for optimal health. With practice, you’ll be able to eat any type of food you like, ensuring that you’ll be able to nourish your body and continue to enjoy your favorite foods.

Smile and Speak With Confidence

The cosmetic effect of missing teeth can negatively impact your self-confidence. You may even have trouble speaking, reducing your ability to enjoy yourself in public and among close family and friends. When you choose to replace missing teeth, you can once again enjoy a natural smile that you want to share with the world. You’ll regain confidence and enjoyment of life when you know that you can smile and speak easily.

Discover the many benefits of replacing missing teeth by visiting City Dental. Dr. Katherine Galina views cosmetic dentistry as an art, and she will help you regain and maintain your beautiful smile. Visit us on the web or call (323) 850-7007 to find out more about dental implants, custom dentures, and more. 


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