Do I Really Need to Replace My Missing Teeth?

Tooth replacement options can be expensive, so many people may ask the question: do I really need to replace my missing teeth? The short answer? Yes. Missing teeth can hurt not only your confidence, but also your dental health. If you lose a tooth, whatever the reason, it is important to consider replacement soon after. We offer a full range of replacement options so we can find something to fit your needs and budget.

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Health Effects of Missing Teeth

The biggest problem with missing teeth is they way they can cause a snowballing effect of oral health problems. The loss of even one tooth can allow your teeth to shift. Shifting teeth can even cause more otherwise healthy teeth to fall out. Tooth loss may also lead to bone loss in your jaw, and place you at increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Tooth Loss and Quality of Life

Besides the oral health implications of losing a tooth, missing teeth can have an impact on your quality of life. One of the more obvious impacts can be on your self-confidence. Self-confidence is vital to good mental health. Perhaps more pertinently, losing a tooth can make it harder to speak or eat your favorite foods. This becomes increasingly likely with multiple events of tooth loss. In order to live life the way you want to, replacing lost teeth is vital.

Replacement Options

At Bethesda Dental Implant Center, we offer a complete suite of replacement options, including:

We will perform a check-up during your consultation to determine which options might be best for your situation and to discuss what is possible for you. Our dentists will take your budget and oral health into account before choosing treatment.

If you have decided the time is right to replace your missing teeth, scheduling a consultation is a vital first step to determine what treatments are best suited to you. To schedule an appointment, contact Bethesda Dental Implant Center in Bethesda, MD.