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The Long-Term Challenges of Tooth Loss

February 5, 2019
Posted By: Joel R. Koch D.D.S.
Permanent Tooth Replacement in West Chester

There are more consequences to tooth loss than a noticeable gap in your smile. If you don’t have the tooth replaced with a dental prosthetic, you also face long-term challenges that impact your quality of life.

Fortunately, you have several tooth replacement options to choose from including dental implants in West Chester, OH, that can eliminate all these concerns.

Self-Esteem Issues

A gap in your smile can diminish your self-image because you don’t look your best, and worse yet, others may make a snap judgment about you based on your appearance.

Emotional Consequences

There’s an emotional aspect to tooth loss too. Many people who have lost a tooth report feeling sad or ashamed about losing a part of themselves they thought they’d have forever. Some patients also say that their tooth loss made them feel older than their years.

Nutritional Concerns

Chewing can be painful when you have a missing tooth and cause you to forgo nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables because it hurts to eat them. A diet that lacks healthy foods leads to poor nutrition that puts you at risk for systemic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

Changes in Facial Structure

When you lose a tooth, you also lose some of the support that fills out your face. If you don’t replace the tooth, the bone in your jaw starts to deteriorate, eliminating a full, healthy facial appearance.

Don’t Live with the Consequences of Tooth Loss

At Joel R. Koch DDS, we have helped numerous patients enjoy a healthier more attractive smile with dental implants in West Chester, OH. We would love to meet with you to review all your tooth replacement options and help you choose the one that best fits your needs.

Dental Implants in West Chester

Please call our office today to arrange a commitment-free consultation with Dr. Koch to discuss your concerns. 

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