Tooth loss can have a severe impact on your overall health, but it can also cause trouble for your career and social life. Your smile is an extension of who you are. If you’re hiding your teeth, or lack of teeth, it’s difficult to enjoy your day-to-day life.
The first thing you need to do after losing a tooth is to call our Ardmore dentistry office to learn more about dental implants, crowns and bridges. Teeth the same day is another great option to restore comfort and function to your mouth. Dr. Bellisario can help you take back your smile and prevent further health problems caused by missing teeth.
Physical Damage to Your Health
One third of Americans are missing one or more teeth. The long-term effects of missing teeth can lead to serious medical conditions and concerns. If you don’t replace lost teeth immediately, bone loss and gum recession will set in within the first year. Overtime, severe tooth loss leaves you susceptible to developing health problems, such as:
· Heart disease
· Head and neck cancer
Dental implants can stop the bone loss caused by missing teeth and give your mouth normal function again.
Psychological Damage to Your Everyday Life
Smiling allows you to read a person’s current mood and personality. Not only do missing teeth keep you from smiling, but also your lips can sag and cause your face to appear unhappy. This could impact job opportunities and your relationships.
You can prevent severe tooth loss by adhering to a dental hygiene routine, which includes:
· Brushing twice a day
· Flossing once a day
· Regular dental examinations
If you're missing one or more teeth, call our Ardmore dentist office today at 610-642-7024 to schedule your exam. Dr. Bellisario serves patients in Ardmore, Havertown, Bryn Mawr and Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.