There can be any number of reasons for tooth loss. Perhaps your tooth was knocked out during a sporting activity. Maybe your dentist informed you that one of your teeth has decayed to the extent that pulling the tooth would be necessary. In some cases, severe gum disease causes teeth to loosen, eventually resulting in one or more teeth falling out. If you have suffered the loss of one or more permanent teeth, it’s important to consult with your dentist about options for replacing the tooth. One strategy is to replace the missing tooth with a dental implant. At Dr Tran’s Dental, we work with patients to provide high quality dental implants in Kingswood.
Why Dental Implants Matter
One question we hear from patients occasionally is ‘Why do dental implants matter?’ Filling the gap left by a lost tooth is important for numerous reasons. Not least among them is the quality of life of the patient. A missing tooth makes it harder to eat, harder to speak and certainly more difficult to smile with confidence. When you work with your dentist to get dental implants in Blue Mountains or Emu Plains, you can largely avoid these issues. At Dr Tran’s Dental, we collaborate closely with the best dental laboratories in Australia, to make sure our patients get high quality dental implants that match as closely as possible with the colour, shape and look of the now missing tooth.
However, it’s also important to understand the role that dental implants play for long term dental health. If you lose a tooth, you need to consult your dentist about dental implants in Penrith or Castlereagh immediately, and not just because doing so will enhance your comfort and self-confidence. On the contrary, once a tooth is missing—and not replaced—a domino effect of sorts begins in your mouth. Your teeth stabilise each other when they are all intact and in your mouth. If a gap appears, the teeth around it will begin to shift to try to fill the gap. Those teeth will likely also be under increased pressure when you’re eating, which can cause them to wear down more quickly. Missing teeth can also cause patients to make subtle changes to their bite, which can further exacerbate issues with tooth alignment.
All these issues affect the health of the other teeth in your mouth. As you lose teeth, you become more likely to lose the others for the reasons mentioned above. It’s for this reason that talking to your dentist about dental implants in Emu Plains or Penrith is of such paramount importance. A dental implant, while small, can be the patch in the dam that prevents the flood. It serves the role of keeping your teeth stable and in their proper positions so that your overall dental health remains intact.
If you’re looking for a dentist that can provide dental implants in Castlereagh, Blue Mountains, Emu Plains, Penrith or anywhere else in or near Kingswood, Dr Tran’s Dental can help. To learn more about the importance of dental implants, or to schedule your initial consultation at our offices, contact us today.