At Dentistry With A Smile, LLC, we want to help you understand why it is important to replace missing teeth and how it affects your health. If you are missing one or more teeth, Dr. Suhair Shamoon will be happy to implant a prosthetic to restore oral functions. Call our dentist at 508-672-6471 to schedule your next dental treatment in Fall River, Massachusetts!
Losing teeth directly affects your jaw health. What people may not know is that the loss of one tooth can result in as much as 25% decrease in bone width. The jaw needs stimulation from the teeth to maintain its density and form, and without them, it cannot maintain its structural support. This causes the lower third of the face to partially collapse, resulting in sagging lips and decreased distance between nose and chin. Your remaining teeth may also shift, causing problems with your bite and even TMJ symptoms. Not only may loss of teeth compromise your nutrition from not being able to chew, but patients with missing teeth are more prone to jaw fractures.
If you have missing teeth, we strongly encourage you to seek dental treatment for the sake of receiving help. We are happy to treat you at Dentistry With A Smile, LLC and invite you to give us a call!