Don't Let Lost Teeth Control Your Smile
By Greene Dental Group
October 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

If it’s been a while since you’ve been proud of your smile because of lost teeth, it’s time to do something about it. The dental team at Greenedental implants Dental Group in Norwich, CT can replace missing teeth permanently with dental implants. Find out more about this treatment and see if it will work for you.

Losing a Tooth Can Be Difficult
120 million Americans have at least one missing teeth according to the American College of Prosthodontists. The problem is prevalent because of untreated dental decay and gum disease. When a tooth is lost or removed, the open space can create numerous challenges for the patient including:

- Trouble eating some foods—particles get lodged between the teeth.
- Inability to pronounce some sounds normally, as we sometimes use our teeth when talking.
- Reluctance to smile in social situations.
- Loss of bone tissue.

Replacing Lost Teeth
In the past, most people assumed that they had to get dentures to cover up spaces due to tooth loss. Today, the preferred choice is dental implants because they are healthier and more permanent for patients. They don’t slip out of your mouth or make you feel uncomfortable when smiling or eating food. After a while you will probably forget that you even have one. Individual dental implants can be installed or a special implant-supported device can be made by your Norwich dentist to replace a row of missing teeth.

Keeping Your Smile Intact
Once your dentist restores your smile with dental implants, your most important job is keeping it intact going forward. Commit yourself to avoiding tooth loss in the future. Here are a few tips to help you do that:

- Floss after meals and before bed.
- Brush often to avoid plaque buildup.
- Tell your dentist if you notice any redness or pockets developing around your teeth, which could indicate gum disease.

Set Up a Dental Implants Consultation
You can get back control of your smile after losing teeth with the help of a dentist at Greene Dental Group in Norwich, CT. Call the office at 860-889-8427 today to set up an appointment with Dr. Jonathan Greene.