Even a single missing tooth can create serious problems for the health and stability of your other teeth. If missing teeth are never replaced, you can potentially experience:
- Shifting of your remaining teeth
- Impacted food in the tooth’s empty socket, causing infection
- An unbalanced bite
- Increased vulnerability to gum disease
- Future bone loss, leading to further tooth loss
- Atrophied facial muscles
For all of these reasons, your best course of action after losing a tooth is to replace it with a dental implant as soon as possible. With a 98% success rate, dental implants are one of the most reliable dental procedures available. Implants look and function just like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat, chew, and speak normally again. Best of all, implants require no special care. As long as you brush and floss daily – and schedule regular bi-annual check-ups with Dr. Strober – your dental implants can last for a lifetime.
If you are missing a tooth (or several teeth), please contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with experienced San Diego implant dentist Dr. Rod Strober. We can determine whether or not you are a candidate for this valuable procedure.