When a person has lost a tooth, especially a tooth that isn’t very visible, they may not think that it’s important to do anything about it. In some cases, this may be true. However statistically speaking, a missing tooth can create a host of different problems down the road. This is why a Single dental implant may be the best option to promote better oral health both now and in the future.
One of the things that people don’t realize is that having a structurally sound set of teeth means that gaps in the teeth need to be avoided at all costs. Natural gaps between the tooth may not be an issue, but if a tooth is lost due to a dental condition or due to an accident of some sort, this can increase the risks of the teeth surrounding the missing tooth to become damaged. Because there is a gap in the dental structure, simply chewing on harder foods can cause teeth near the missing tooth to undergo more stress and to be more vulnerable to breaking or cracking.
In some cases, people may experience difficulty chewing or speaking. However, this is typically more prevalent in people that have lost multiple teeth as opposed to a person that has lost one or two teeth over the years.
Lastly, depending on where the tooth fell out, it can make a person extremely self-conscious in terms of how they look with a smile. This may not seem like an important issue, but for some people is very important and it makes them extremely self-conscious and in some cases, it can be enough to make your life miserable. In some ways, a single implant can change how a person feels about their smile and about themselves.
Replacing a missing tooth with an implant will reinstate the structural completeness in a set of teeth. There is less of an issue with teeth breaking or cracking. It will also prevent issues with chewing and reduce discomfort. If you’re missing a tooth and you’re having difficulty speaking more chewing, you feel self-conscious or you want to avoid potential dental problems in the future, you might want to think about replacing the missing tooth with an implant. It may not seem like a big deal, but from a practical and aesthetic standpoint, a dental implant can do wonders for a person.