Why You Should Never Ignore a Missing Tooth

Are you missing a tooth? You’re in good company. Although most adult teeth last, about 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth according to the American College of Prosthodontics. 

From poor dental care or hygiene to injury, many things can lead to a missing tooth. While most people are more concerned with the cosmetic impact, a missing tooth can increase your risk of developing serious conditions.

If you’re missing a tooth, it’s important to schedule a dental check-up right away. At Innovative Dental Ideas in Hilliard, Ohio, James Butler, DMD, and our caring team are committed to helping patients repair their smiles and maintain good oral health.

That’s why we’ve put together this helpful guide. Read on to learn why you should never ignore a missing tooth. 

What problems are associated with a missing tooth?

When we lose a tooth, the first thing we usually think about is the way it looks. While it’s true that a beautiful smile improves your self-confidence and can make a difference in how you feel, there are serious health-related concerns to consider. 

Problems associated with missing teeth include:

Are there solutions for missing teeth?

To avoid serious complications, it’s important to seek dental care for a missing tooth. At Innovative Dental Ideas, we offer several options for when a tooth falls out. Dr. Butler will discuss them with you in detail and help you find the best solution for your unique situation. Possible solutions include:

Where can I find help?

Since 2006, our practice has been committed to improving the oral health and overall wellbeing of our patients. If you're missing a tooth and live in the Hilliard, Ohio area, schedule a consultation at Innovative Dental Ideas to discuss your best options. 

Don’t wait! The best options are available with early care. To make an appointment, contact our office today. 

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