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The Effects Of Tooth Loss
Asheboro, NC

Smiling boy with missing tooth, at Asheboro, NC. Tooth loss is a serious health issue that can significantly affect the quality of life of those affected. It not only disturbs physical health but also has a detrimental impact on the patient's psychological health.

According to Dr. Bryan Freeman at Randolph Center for Dental Excellence, some of the most common effects of tooth loss include the following:
•  Speech difficulties - When teeth are missing or extracted, the underlying bones around the mouth can shrink and become imbalanced. In severe cases, it can lead to decreased range in tongue mobility, difficulty forming certain sounds, slurred speech, and mispronunciation.
•  Limited food choices - Because of tooth loss, it can get difficult to consume hard or chewy foods like hard vegetables or fruits, leaving patients to opt for only semi-solid foods like mashed potatoes and soups.
•  Shifting of adjacent teeth - Tooth loss can lead to shifting of adjacent teeth as they try to fill the gap, causing bite problems and potential further tooth loss.
•  Increased risk of tooth decay - Tooth loss can alter the oral environment and make it more susceptible to bacterial growth and acid erosion, leading to further tooth loss and decay.

Causes of Tooth Loss

As per the skilled professionals at Randolph Center for Dental Excellence some of the most common causes of tooth decay include the following:
•  Periodontal disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. It is caused by the buildup of bacteria in the gums and can cause the gums to recede, leading to loose teeth.
•  Trauma to the mouth or jaw, such as from a sports injury or car accident, can lead to tooth loss.
•  Untreated tooth decay can eventually cause the tooth to become so damaged that it must be removed.
•  As we age, our teeth become weaker and more prone to damage leading to tooth loss.
•  Poor oral hygiene, including not brushing and flossing regularly, can lead to a buildup of plaque and bacteria in the mouth. This can cause tooth decay and gum disease, eventually leading to tooth loss.

Available Treatments for Tooth Loss

At Randolph Center for Dental Excellence, we offer the following available treatments for tooth loss:
•  Dental Implants: The dental implant procedure involves surgically placing a titanium post into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth or a bridge.
•  Dentures: These are removable appliances that replace missing teeth and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.
•  Bridges are a fixed prosthetic solution for replacing one or more missing teeth. They are anchored to neighboring teeth or implants.
•  All-on-4 Implants: The All-on-4® Treatment Concept replaces a full arch of missing teeth using only four implants per arch.
•  Removable Partial Dentures: Partial dentures are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are designed to be removable and are often used in cases where other treatments, such as implants, implant anchored dentures, or bridges, are not possible or desirable.

Schedule a Consultation Today

To schedule a consultation at Randolph Center for Dental Excellence, call us at (336) 444-2772 today.

Randolph Center for Dental Excellence
Dr. Bryan Freeman and Dr. Cheryl Freeman

(336) 444-2772

134 Davis Street
Asheboro, NC 27203-5469

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