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Why You Should Always Replace Missing Teeth

Have you lost some of your teeth due to an injury or a disease? Missing teeth can be embarrassing or even make it difficult to eat. Aspen Hill Dental offers dental implants at our Wheat Ridge clinic as a solution to missing teeth. In today’s blog post, we will discuss why you should always replace missing teeth. Continue reading to learn more and contact us today to schedule an appointment!


Improved Oral Health

When you have missing teeth, the adjacent teeth can start to shift, potentially overlapping or crowding other teeth. This can cause a number of problems such as crooked teeth, gum disease, and even tooth decay. When you replace missing teeth with dental implants, it helps to keep the rest of your teeth in their proper position.


Gives You Back Your Confidence

Missing teeth can often affect your self-esteem, leaving you unhappy and self-conscious about your smile. Dental implants are a great way to improve your appearance and boost your confidence. With dental implants, you will have a bright smile that looks natural and healthy, since the implants are color-matched to your surrounding teeth.


Improve Chewing Ability

When you lose a tooth, it can make chewing difficult and can also cause you to bite your tongue or the inside of your cheek more often. This can lead to a change in diet as well, since you may avoid certain foods that are difficult to chew. Overall, your remaining teeth have to work harder to make up for the missing tooth. When you replace the missing tooth, it helps distribute the force of biting evenly, making chewing easier.


Prevent Bone Loss

The jawbone needs stimulation to stay healthy, and this stimulation comes from the roots of your teeth. When a tooth is lost, the bone around that area begins to deteriorate because it’s no longer being used. This can cause your other teeth to become loose over time as well. Dental implants help preserve and stimulate the jawbone, which helps keep your teeth healthy in the long run.

There are many reasons why you should replace a missing tooth, both for functional and aesthetic purposes. At Aspen Hill Dental, we can provide you with quality dental implants at our Wheat Ridge clinic. Contact us today to schedule an appointment! We look forward to helping you feel confident in your smile again!