Are you missing teeth, or have you learned you need to choose a tooth replacement option and are struggling to make a choice? At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we want you to know that your long-term health will always be your best investment. We see many patients who have experienced issues with their teeth for years and have postponed or delayed properly caring for their oral health. We have patients who ask if we recommend a tooth be replaced, especially if it is in the back of the mouth or it is an older patient. Our response is always the same — your teeth, no matter which ones, should always be replaced.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Although they have their own separate spaces in your mouth, all of your teeth work together. When one tooth is missing, it can disrupt the function of the surrounding teeth. Think about your favorite sports team. If one player becomes injured and needs to be removed from the field, the rest of the team will suffer if they are not replaced. The other players will overexert themselves, possibly getting injured, and take on extra responsibilities. The same is true for your teeth. When you don’t replace missing teeth, it can affect the way the surrounding teeth perform. You may experience problems such as uneven wear on the teeth, jaw discomfort, bite issues, and teeth that shift out of place.
Improve Your Quality of Life
We never want our patients to assume that they have to live a life with mouth pain or avoiding their favorite foods forever because they can’t chew properly. We work with our patients to create a treatment plan that we feel will restore their oral health, while the patient feels the option is the best choice for them personally.
We are here to help you choose the best tooth replacement for your lifestyle and budget. If you are interested in learning which tooth replacement method we would recommend for you or a loved one, be sure to contact our office located in Jacksonville Beach, FL to schedule an appointment. We want to help restore your smile!