There are several issues that missing teeth can cause outside of simply making one’s smile look uneven and unsightly. They can make eating more difficult and even lead to jawbone tissue destruction. Additionally, missing teeth can pose a problem for clear communication. Speaking is yet another way that missing teeth can negatively impact one’s quality of life. It is important to understand, however, that missing teeth is not something anyone has to live with.
There are solutions to fix the issue of missing teeth including dental implants. Dental implants are a non-removable, long-term solution to fill the gaps in one’s smile. They are made to look just like natural teeth so they blend into one’s smile flawlessly. Plus, they function just the same as natural teeth, so deficits that you are suffering from by missing teeth can be restored with dental implants.
If you have questions about dental implant surgery and want to know if you would be a candidate to have dental implants fix your missing teeth problem, please call the San Diego dental implant specialist at McBride Dental. Dr. McBride has more than 30 years of experience with implant dentistry and can examine your mouth to discuss what options can work to restore your smile.
The issue of missing teeth is not a rare oral health condition for Americans. In fact, there are well over 100 million people throughout the United States that have one or more missing teeth. The good news is that dental implants can replace either one missing tooth or several. Caring for them is very similar to caring for your natural teeth. Also, dental implants have as high as a 95% success rate.
Having a full set of teeth in place in your mouth can benefit your life in many ways including improving your speech. Your teeth do much more than just help you chew food and support healthful jaw bone tissue. They also play a part when you speak.
The way that you make specific sounds is influenced in no small part by your teeth. Many phonetic sounds require pressing the tongue against the teeth, and this is especially challenging without front teeth in particular. Where teeth are absent, speech is impaired. Even as little as one tooth missing can affect your ability to speak clearly.
Dental implants offer an effective answer to keeping your smile intact and ensuring you can continue to speak legibly. They can improve the look of your smile and also relieve the pain and discomfort that comes with holes in the mouth. Dental implant surgery is also a very safe procedure.
At McBride Dental, patients are treated with the highest quality care by the most knowledgeable dental implant specialist and dental team in the greater San Marcos area. To make an appointment with Dr. McBride for a consultation to discuss dental implants, or for another dental service or treatment, call (760) 471-1003.
McBride Dental serves patients residing in San Diego, Escondido, Vista, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas, Poway, and Fallbrook.