Why is it important to replace missing teeth?

Cosmetic Dentist Serving Carmel, Noblesville & the Greater Indianapolis Area

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When you lose a tooth as an adult, you probably tend to think of the aesthetic implications. And it's certainly true that a lost tooth can mar an otherwise lovely smile. But the issues with missing teeth extend far beyond the aesthetic.

There are a range of serious oral health issues that come with a missing tooth. As such, it's absolutely vital that, if you've lost a tooth in the Indianapolis area, you visit our dentist's offie as soon as possible.

If left unreplaced, a missing tooth can lead to:

  • Increased risk of losing more teeth

  • Loss of bone density in the jaw

  • Difficulty eating

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Trouble clearly articulating words

As you can see, replacing your missing tooth or teeth is imperative. Fortunately, there are inconspicuous, long-term tooth replacement options that we're sure you'll appreciate. We often recommend dental implants, as they're good for decades and reverse bone density loss due to being anchored in your jawbone.

Of course, dental implants might not be right for you. The important thing is to visit your dentist and find a solution. Don't delay.

If you've lost a tooth in the Indianapolis, Indiana area and you want to speak with an experienced dentist about your options, please call Dr. John R. Phelps today at 317-818-9858 for a consultation.