Missing teeth can be a huge burden to anyone who loses any teeth. As soon as someone loses any teeth, they instantly begin appearing older. The face begins to age due to bone loss and the muscles that let you chew your food begin to shorten to accommodate the reduced space between your nose and your chin if too much time passes without treatment. There can be several consequences of missing teeth without replacement:
• Difficulty chewing
• Loss of lip support
• Poor speech if front teeth are missing
• Drifting of adjacent teeth
• Appearing older than the actual age
Dental implants are a fantastic solution for missing teeth. Dental Implants are an artificial root made of titanium metal that are inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implant. This implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place. They have the look, feel and function of your natural tooth and preserve the integrity of facial structure while removing the inconvenience of living with a missing tooth. At KM Dental, our dentists can advise you if dental implants are the correct treatment for you. They will perform a comprehensive examination and explain the procedure, time, cost and recovery involved with a dental implant.