Dr. Rose Wang in Lexington, MA is helping patients learn about the side effects of tooth loss as well as helping them find a permanent solution for missing teeth with some of the latest technology available in the industry. Aside from the aesthetic impact missing teeth have on a patient’s smile, there are many other side effects patients may not be aware of that can affect more than aesthetics and even compromise their oral health.
Many patients who experience tooth loss turn to prosthetic devices like bridges or dentures to restore the look of their smile along with partial function of their lost tooth or teeth. While these solutions can be somewhat effective, they do not address a serious side effect of tooth loss: bone loss. When a permanent tooth is lost, the surrounding bone and gum tissue in the mouth is no longer in use and starts to resorb, similar to how a muscle atrophies when not used. The bone and gum tissue essentially shrinks, and over time, this can affect other surrounding teeth and lead to additional tooth loss. This can also cause other teeth in the mouth to shift positions, leading to crowding, gapping, and misalignment that the patient can feel self-conscious about.
For patients who have entire top or bottom arches of missing teeth, dentures have been one of the most used solutions for years. However, dentures present several problems for patients on their own. They require adhesive agents like pastes or strips that still may not provide full function for their smile, and can limit how patients speak as well as how they chew and the types of foods they are able to eat. Because of the bone loss associated with missing permanent teeth, dentures can become less stable and loose over time, causing pain, discomfort, and trips to the dentist for having the dentures adjusted.
With dental implants, however, patients don’t have to sacrifice function just to restore the aesthetics of their smile. In fact, in many instances, dental implants can be stronger and more effective than natural teeth, especially those that have been weakened by decay or gum disease. Dental implants are small titanium screws that act as anchors for artificial crowns when surgically implanted in the jawbone. They can be used to support a single missing tooth, but can also be used to support denture arches as well, offering denture patients a permanent solution that does not require adhesives and presents no dietary restrictions.
Dr. Wang offers consultations for Lexington, MA patients who are interested in permanent smiles after tooth loss. She can help them determine which solutions would be best for their unique situation to help them achieve a confident, lasting smile they can be proud to show off.
About Dr. Rose Wang
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry, Dr. Rose Wang has become known as one of the premier providers of dental implants in the Lexington area. She is a member of the Academy of Implant Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the ADA, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
For more information about the dental implant services Dr. Rose Wang offers for dental patients in Lexington, MA, please visit www.RoseWangDentalImplantCenter.com.
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