It can be easy to think of missing teeth as a cosmetic issue. Sure, they’re unsightly, but is there really anything wrong with a lost tooth or two? In fact, tooth loss can have a surprising impact on your overall dental health, as well as your quality of life. Replacing missing teeth quickly is vital to maintaining a healthy bite. Dr. Andrew C. Cobb offers a variety of tooth replacement options to suit every need.
The Dangers of Missing Teeth
Many people are surprised by the impact losing a tooth can have on their greater dental health. Even a single missing tooth can cause major shifts in the alignment of your teeth, creating an uncomfortable bite. Your other, previously healthy teeth can become loose and even fall out. Tooth loss also puts you at risk for developing other oral health problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, bone loss, and gum recession.
Teeth and Quality of Life
For many people, missing teeth are primarily a cosmetic issue. This is certainly understandable; the gap can be unsightly and lower self-confidence. Low self-confidence can deliver a serious hit to your mental health and overall well-being. Perhaps more relevantly, lost teeth can inhibit speech and prevent you from eating certain foods, particularly when multiple teeth are involved. A limited or altered diet can take a toll on your body as a whole, and letting your teeth dictate entirely how you live your life is no good at all.
Replacing your missing tooth or teeth as soon as possible is very important to prevent irreversible damage. Dr. Cobb offers a variety of options suitable for different applications and budgets:
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in treatment for your missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Andrew C. Cobb to discuss what options might be best for you. Dr. Cobb and his team will ensure that treatment aligns with your budget and goals. To set up an appointment, contact us online or over the phone at (202) 455-0901, and take back your smile today.