The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the state of your oral health and be proactive about improving any issues or concerns you may have. Have you recently had a tooth extracted, or have you been experiencing severe dental issues and learned you need a tooth replacement? We know it can be overwhelming and upsetting when you are experiencing issues with your oral health or need a more involved treatment to restore the function of your teeth. We are here to help you every step of the way and encourage you to choose a tooth replacement option as soon as possible. Read on to learn more about the complications you may experience if you don’t choose a tooth replacement option in a timely manner.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
We sometimes have patients who have experienced tooth loss and wonder if they need to replace their missing tooth, especially if the missing tooth is located in the back of the mouth. We always recommend that patients replace their missing teeth as soon as possible.
Your teeth work together as a complete unit. When one tooth is missing, it can cause the surrounding teeth to work harder, leading to complications. A missing tooth changes the workload and pressure placed on the surrounding teeth, and severe problems may follow, such as:
- Teeth that shift out of place or turn and rotate
- Difficulty eating and chewing
- Faster wear of enamel on teeth
- Deterioration of the jawbone
- Change in face shape or drooping facial muscles
- Change in speech
We Are Here to Help
Our team is here to support you through your tooth replacement journey. We will make our treatment recommendations and answer any questions you may have. We want you to feel confident and supported in your decision.
If you are in Charlotte, NC or the surrounding area and are in need of a tooth replacement, or would like more information about which treatment plan is best, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Dr. Chichetti & Dr. Patel would be more than happy to see you and address your needs!