Tooth Loss: Only A Big Deal If You Ignore It

You may feel a little shocked by tooth loss. You’ve had those teeth in place for all of the years of your life and now you are missing one, several, or all of them and you aren’t sure how to feel about things. Is this a very big deal, you wonder? Or, since losing teeth is certainly not uncommon, should you not give it too much thought? The truth is, this only becomes a very big deal when you ignore the open spaces. Fortunately, our Silver City, NM team provides you with a variety of ways to restore and complete your smile! So, let’s get down to the important stuff.

What’s The Big Deal?

As mentioned, as long as you make the decision to replace your missing teeth, you have nothing to worry about. We offer a variety of treatments to help you achieve this goal! However, the “big deal” occurs when you don’t address tooth loss. This is because you technically need each and every tooth in order to maintain a healthy smile, a functional smile, and even an aligned smile. Consider the following details:

  • With even one missing tooth, remaining teeth may not stay in place but may move toward the opening, thereby throwing off your alignment
  • Missing just one tooth (or more) can alter your bite, which may negatively impact chewing and may even lead to functional problems like bruxism
  • Open spaces in your smile can become difficult to keep clean, which means challenging dental hygiene may yield problems like tooth decay

What To Do?

Figuring out what to do about your tooth loss is easy! All it takes is scheduling a dental checkup with us, so we can see how things are going, talk with you about tooth replacement options, and then help you make a final choice. Whether you’re interested in a bridge, partial, denture, or implants, we are here to help!

How Can I Decide?

You have time to consider the options presented to you for your tooth loss, to think them over, and to learn more from our team. When you narrow down the details, including budget, personal preferences, your schedule, and more, it becomes easier along the way to figure out which tooth replacement option will be most likely to be your best bet! Remember that we will be happy to answer your questions.

Replace Missing Teeth With Our Care

Remember that we offer a comprehensive selection of options when you are looking for ways to replace your missing teeth. Whether you prefer traditionally supported prosthetics or dental implants, just give us a call! To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.