Your teeth are designed to function seamlessly with your jaw for easy chewing and speaking.
Reasons for Missing Teeth
When you have missing teeth, you miss out on all of the perks of a functional smile. You may notice symptoms including:
- Lack of Nutrition: For each missing tooth, you lose approximately 10% of your ability to chew properly. This can decrease your nutritional intake, leading to energy imbalance or weight gain.
- Shifting Smile: Your healthy teeth will make up for the space left by your missing teeth. They will shift, which can lead to uncomfortable tilting. Crooked teeth result in an unappealing smile and a higher risk of dental decay and gum disease.
- Jawbone Deterioration: The tooth roots are responsible for preserving the health of your jawbone. When teeth are missing, the jawbone can deteriorate, leading to sunken facial muscles and a loss of vertical dimension. Some patients with missing teeth notice that their faces appear shorter or older than before.
The consequences of missing teeth may be causing you stress. We can permanently eliminate your worry by providing you with reliable and beautiful replacement teeth at Choose Your Smile.
Dental Implants, Dentures, or Bridges with our Kelowna Dentist
Dr. Malfair’s team incorporates advanced technology and high-quality materials to design dental implants, implant supported dentures, and dental bridges.
Dental Implants: Dental implants are tiny titanium screws that are placed surgically into the jawbone. These implants protect the bone and provide the most natural base for realistic dental crowns, dentures, or dental bridges.
Implant Supported Dentures: Your dentures will be customized to complement your smile and ensure a comfortable fit. Implant secured dentures provide added support to the jaw and won’t ever slip out of place.
Dental Bridges: Dental bridges are anchored by two dental crowns or dental implants. The natural-looking replacement teeth will fill in the gap and restore your full and complete smile.
It’s not too late to regain your perfect smile. Call our Kelowna dentist to schedule your consultation. Also serving West Kelowna.