Category: Tooth Loss/Replacement

All-On-4® Helps People With Lost Jawbone Density

When you lose teeth, this not only causes embarrassment with your appearance and difficulty eating, but could mean the loss of jawbone mass and density. Losing the tissues needed to support dental implants can make replacement with dental implants difficult without first undergoing surgical procedures. Fortunately, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons… Read more »

The Many Ways Dental Implants Can Enhance Your Grin

Having a lost tooth can impact your smile in more ways than one, including threats to its functionality, difficulties with speaking or chewing, and cosmetically having a noticeable gap between teeth. Not only that, but it can have a negative impact on one’s self-confidence as you begin to experience anxiety about your appearance. Fortunately, the… Read more »

How Replacing Lost Teeth Saves Your Smile

Oftentimes, losing a tooth can be prevented with staying on top of routine dental visits and maintaining excellent oral health habits at home. It is important to know, however, that there are also a variety of factors that contribute to tooth loss, such as decay due to poor hygiene or preventive measures, dislodged or broken… Read more »

The Complicated Impacts of Losing Natural Teeth

Some of the biggest problems that result from tooth loss aren’t things that you notice right away. For example, depending on how many teeth you’ve lost and how visible they were on your dental ridge, the most obvious problem may be your smile’s appearance. However, over time, the loss of your natural tooth structure, including… Read more »

What Could Make Tooth Loss More Likely?

Some people believe that tooth loss is an inevitable part of aging, no matter how well they care for their smiles in the meantime. However, the truth is that adult teeth were meant to be permanent, and tooth loss typically occurs as the result of another underlying oral health concern that has grown severe. The… Read more »

Reasons Why Losing Teeth Is a Serious Concern

Tooth loss is often considered the worst-case scenario for a variety of different oral health concerns. Because of this, it’s important to address any oral health concern as soon as possible, before it can lead to significantly higher risks of tooth loss. Yet, the ways in which tooth loss can seriously impact your smile and… Read more »

A Long-Term Look at Tooth Loss and Dental Implants

The consequences of losing one or more teeth can continue to impact your smile even long after you’ve already dealt with it. Most traditional tooth replacement options, including conventional dental bridges and dentures, are designed to address most of these consequences, such as the change to your smile’s appearance and the impact to your bite’s… Read more »

Conditions that May Increase Your Risks of Tooth Loss

For most adults who experience tooth loss, it’s often the result of an underlying concern with the health and integrity of their oral tissues and structures. For example, a chronic case of gum disease (or periodontal disease) can lead to enough damage to your gums and dental ridge that tooth loss becomes inevitable. Or, a… Read more »

Why Preventing Tooth Loss Matters to Your Smile Long-Term

When patients experience tooth loss, the best thing they can do for their smiles is to replace their lost teeth as soon as possible. For example, with a custom-designed dental implant restoration, they can replace all of their lost tooth’s structure, including the root, to help restore their bite’s full functionality and preserve their smiles… Read more »

Other Parts of Your Smile that React to Tooth Loss

Given the intricate nature of how your oral structures and tissues are connected, most oral health problems can have greater consequences than what you can immediately notice. This is true of common conditions like periodontal disease, which affects your gum tissues but is the most frequent cause of tooth loss. It’s also true for more… Read more »