Losing a baby tooth as a child can be an exciting event that leads to money appearing under your pillow. However, as an adult, losing a permanent tooth can be embarrassing and make you self-conscious about your smile. Whether it falls out or is extracted by a dental professional, a missing tooth or missing teeth may also signify serious oral health issues. But you are not alone as two out of three adults aged 35-44 have lost one or more of their permanent teeth.
Why do adults lose teeth? Here are some common causes of adult tooth loss:
Now that you are familiar with some common causes, here are a few solutions offered by Dr. Ryan:
If you have lost one or multiple teeth, modern dental implants deliver permanent tooth replacement. Made of titanium, today's dental implants are designed to fuse with your bone for strength and lasting stability. Natural looking, permanent implants can quickly restore your smile and confidence.
Removable dentures provide a traditional solution for lost or missing teeth.
When multiple teeth need replaced, we can use dental implants to permanently secures dentures in place. This unique approach stops bone loss, creates a stronger denture fit, eliminates painful sore spots caused by shifting dentures, and allows patients to speak clearly.
If you have loose or missing teeth and would like to learn more about potential solutions, please contact Dr. Ryan today. We understand the challenges of adult tooth loss and are here to help you navigate the options and choose the best solution for you.