“People often ask, “Is it ok to have just one missing tooth?” There is a common misconception that if one tooth is gone, especially where no one can see it, that it doesn’t really need to be replaced. The truth is if you have a missing tooth anywhere in your mouth, you do need to replace it,” says Dr. Bruce Fine of Fine Dental Care in Wayne. “Once a tooth is missing, the teeth on that side of the mouth begin to slowly drift, tilt and fall into that open space, causing the other teeth to separate. These spaces and tilted teeth put you at a much higher risk of getting cavities, gum disease, TMJ imbalance, and losing more teeth.”
The Cost of Letting It Go
Over the course of a lifetime, the cost of replacing a single missing tooth is far less than the cost of repairing or replacing multiple diseased or unstable teeth, but unfortunately, many people wait until itʼs too late. But there is hope for those who take a missing tooth seriously and act on it promptly.
Dental Implants, A Modern Solution
The most effective approach to a missing tooth is a dental implant. Modern day dental implants have a proven track record of long-term successful outcomes and are considered to be the best, most predictable choice for replacing a missing tooth. The implant can last a lifetime with no further worries about getting cavities, root canals, or any of the problems associated with natural teeth.
Explore the Solution Best For You
“Technology has moved so quickly that many people don’t realize just how many effective, comfortable options modern dentistry offers to correct the problems associated with missing teeth, tilted teeth, and spaces between teeth,” says Dr. Fine. If you have a problematic or missing tooth, or are interested in discovering what modern options are available for your specific dental needs, you can schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Fine at his Wayne office “Fine Dental Care” at (973) 587-8011. Or for more information, visit www.finedentalcare.com.