Not that there’s a single area of dental care out there that doesn’t come with its own set of very confusing (and generally incorrect) myths … but when the topic is tooth loss, the scope of the associated mythology is quite massive! The moment you mention to a friend, family member, co-worker, or otherwise that you have lost a tooth, you can expect the misinformation (though it may come with very good intentions) to roll in. So, how do you know what’s right, what’s wrong, and how to handle this missing-teeth business, so you can get your smile back into exceptional condition? As always, a visit with our friendly Columbia, TN team will get the job done!
Myth: Tooth Loss Only Happens To Older Patients
Fact: You may be very surprised to learn this fact because you may have always figured that dealing with missing teeth is something that could only happen to you in later years. However, experiencing the loss of essential teeth can affect patients of absolutely any age. Of course, if you take only okay care of your teeth and deal with lots of restorative treatments, over time, you may damage your teeth, which can lead to a greater chance of tooth loss down the line (or, further into adulthood). With that said, hygiene-related disease, other forms of damage, and little mishaps can lead to severe damage and the loss of teeth from the time you’re a child on up through all of your adult years! Hint: Protect that smile!
Myth: Replacement Teeth Look Artificial
Fact: Dealing with tooth loss is difficult enough, of course, without having to worry about the thought that your completed smile is going to look artificial and, as a result, not very good. Lovely news: The prosthetics of today’s modern dental world are absolutely beautiful and natural-looking! Since we rely on lifelike materials that are modeled after your own dental tissue, the final appearance of your smile will look like your smile.
Myth: Missing Teeth Always Lead To More Missing Teeth
Fact: Actually, just because you lose one tooth or a handful of teeth doesn’t mean you are destined for future tooth loss. Of course, that is, assuming you complete your smile by replacing the missing teeth and then take very good care of your oral health from here on out. We encourage you to keep in mind that keeping your teeth (barring those mishaps you just cannot control) is primarily reliant on your commitment to simply keeping your smile healthy! It’s easier than you might imagine.
Treat Your Tooth Loss Soon
Come on in to talk over the different ways we may approach dealing with your tooth loss, so you can quickly realize you have a complete, beautiful grin awaiting you! Get started soon just by giving us a call. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.