Don't Let Tooth Loss Control Your Smile
Tooth loss is a common problem that affects millions of Americans, but as common as it may be, you shouldn’t allow it to control your smile. If you get too comfortable with tooth loss, it could cause you to neglect proper tooth care, which will likely lead to even more problems. It's important to prioritize your dental health and address tooth loss early on so that it doesn't control your smile. Learn about the options available at Northland Dental Centre in London, Ontario.
Causes of Tooth Loss
By the time they reach the age of 50 to 64, Americans only have an average of about 22 permanent teeth remaining according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. These are the common culprits:
- Tooth decay that goes untreated.
- Gum disease, which causes pockets around the tooth.
- Injuries to the mouth and jaw from sports and other activities.
- Dental anxiety, which stops people from going to the dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.
The Best Tooth Loss Solution
There is more than one way to replace a lost tooth. However, the most in-demand and modern solution is dental implants. Unlike the other solutions, like a bridge or partial denture, this treatment is permanent and gives you a renewed outlook on your smile.
Dental Implant Benefits
Soon after you get a dental implant, you’ll probably forget that it’s even there. It doesn’t require much of an adjustment period, as is the case with dentures. It only takes a few months for your new implant to completely osseointegrate (bind with your bone tissue). An attractive porcelain dental crown is designed and affixed to the implant. The crown is resistant to staining and damage.
Seek Treatment for Tooth Loss
The dentists at Northland Dental Centre can help you manage and treat tooth loss with dental implants. Make an appointment at our London, Ontario, dental office so that you can get your smile back and ensure good long-term dental health. Call (519) 455-2551 today to schedule a consultation.