Top Reasons To Replace A Missing Tooth
Have you recently experienced a tooth extraction or learned that you need to have a tooth replaced? Whether you have experienced decay, an illness, trauma to the mouth, or effects of gum disease, we are here to help you. Depending on the location of your problem area, you might be wondering if you need to replace the tooth, especially if it is one of the rear molars. We are here to tell you that, no matter the location, teeth should always be replaced. It is beneficial to the overall health of your mouth and surrounding teeth. Read on to learn more.
Why Replace Missing Teeth
When patients learn they need to have a tooth replaced, it sends some patients into a moment of panic with the options that are available. Other patients are curious if they need to replace rear molars or if the space can be left open. Each tooth has a job, and when one tooth is missing, it can disrupt the way the other teeth function. This is the main reason we encourage each patient who needs a tooth replaced to make a decision and schedule treatment as soon as possible. The longer the space in the mouth remains open, the more likely you are to experience one of the following issues:
- Teeth shifting out of place
- Difficulty eating and speaking
- Jawbone deterioration
- Uneven wear on the teeth
Options to Replace Teeth
We know that it can be very overwhelming to make a decision on which tooth replacement option is best for your lifestyle and budget. We never want our patients to feel unsure of the options available to them. Our team is here to help answer any questions you may have. We will gladly make a recommendation on which option is best for your needs. We may recommend a treatment such as:
If you are in need of a tooth replacement and are ready to discuss which option would best benefit your lifestyle and restore your smile, be sure to contact our office located in Spotswood, NJ. We look forward to helping you on this journey.