How Restoring Your Teeth Can Win Back Your Life
Healthy teeth are so important
The loss or damage of even a single tooth can influence your daily life. It can affect your general health, your appearance and self-esteem. Every single tooth in your mouth has an important role to play.
Effects on jaw bone and gum
Normally, when all your teeth are intact, they perform tiny micro-movements in your mouth, stimulating your gums and jaw bone in the process. When one tooth or several teeth are lost, this interplay between your teeth and bone is disturbed and the stimulation is reduced. As a result, your jaw bone starts shrinking and your gum pulls back accordingly. Neighboring teeth start to move and fall into the gap. Teeth in the opposing jaw can start growing into the gap. The more teeth are missing in your mouth, the more challenging it can become to replace them.
Effects on your appearance
If teeth and jaw bone are missing, they can no longer support your lips from the inside. With time your face will change and look older and wrinkled. Your cheeks and lips are left without the necessary support and become hollow and saggy.
To avoid these consequences, speak to Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth about missing or damaged teeth. With the help of modern dental restorations your tooth or even entire rows of teeth can be replaced with fixed new teeth. This will not only bring back your smile and chewing function, it will also stop the jaw bone from shrinking. Plus tooth replacements make sure neighboring teeth and your entire mouth stay healthy.
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