Over 70 percent of adults will lose at least one tooth by the age of 44. Whether it happens as a result of accident,
injury, or disease, it is important to replace any missing teeth. While it may not seem urgent right away, the longer you wait, the more drastic the consequences can be. If you have lost a tooth for any reason, please contact The Doctors of VSDental for information on dental implants for Lausanne patients.
Why is it important to replace missing teeth?
Every tooth has an important function in the mouth. When even a single tooth is lost, several complications can arise and cause further damage to your oral health. This puts an even bigger strain on the remaining teeth and may cause them to crack, break, or drift out of place. Here are just a few examples of what can happen when missing teeth are not replaced:
• Difficulty Chewing – When multiple teeth are lost, chewing and biting certain foods becomes difficult and potentially painful. As a result, you may be tempted to limit your diet to mostly processed foods that can be chewed easily. However, this is unhealthy and can often lead to issues such as weight loss, constipation, and malnutrition.
• Bone Loss – Teeth play a vital role in maintaining healthy levels of bone density. In areas of the mouth that are missing teeth, the jaw bone will cease to receive the stimulation it needs and can become resorbed by the body. Since a large amount of bone loss often occurs within a year of losing your teeth, it is important to have your teeth replaced as soon as possible.
• Facial Deterioration – Teeth play an important role in maintaining the shape of your face. When missing teeth are not replaced in a timely manner, your lips and cheeks may begin to sink inward and enhance the signs of aging.
Dental Implants for Lausanne Patients
Dental implants are widely considered to be the most comfortable and natural option for replacing missing teeth. To learn more about DENTSPLY ASTRA TECH Implant System™ dental implants, contact VSDental and schedule your consultation today!