A Permanent Replacement for Missing Teeth
Tooth loss has an immense impact on your quality of life. Eating and talking are both more difficult with missing teeth. Since many sounds in the English language are formed by contact between the teeth and the tongue, patients who are missing teeth may develop a lisp or other speech impediments. More importantly, when one suffers from missing teeth, it leads to the deterioration of the alveolar bone, which is the part of the jaw into which teeth are implanted. When this bone wears away, it has a significant impact on your facial appearance as well as the ability to replace teeth that have been lost. Plus, the deterioration of the alveolar bone can lead to further tooth loss. It is for these reasons that Dr. Jacqueline Subka recommends replacing missing teeth with dental implants.