3 Common, Sometimes Confusing Questions About Tooth Loss

Tooth loss can be very confusing, a bit alarming, and can bring with it a pile of questions that you would really like answered! As you likely know if you have visited us in the past, we will always spend time giving you answers to any and all questions you have about your oral health. At the present moment, we would like to give you a leg up in the world of missing teeth and replacements, so you feel like you’re headed toward some much needed clarity on the topic.

Question 1: Will I Lose My Teeth When I’m Older?

This all depends on the care that you choose to provide for them. Tooth loss is not something that is directly linked to your age. A person who cares for his or her teeth who is 95 can have a pristine smile, while a 35-year-old may suffer missing teeth and oral disease simply due to poor care.

Question 2: Can Patients of Any Age Receive Implants?

Patients of any age whose smiles are healthy enough, who may undergo surgery, and whose jaws have finished growing (which usually means anyone in their early to mid twenties and up) are candidates.

Question 3: Is It Important To Replace My Teeth?

Patients often assume that replacement teeth after tooth loss is primarily about looks. This isn’t the case. While a complete smile may look more esthetically appealing, the importance of replacing your teeth is much deeper. Replacing a tooth will: Help protect your jaw tissue from deteriorating, help you maintain effective dental hygiene, protect the balance of your bite, and make eating and speaking easy.

Deal With Tooth Loss Easily With Our Care

When you experience tooth loss, remember that we are here to replace missing teeth with beautiful results! To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.