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Hidden Consequences of Missing Teeth

A missing tooth might seem like a minor concern, but in reality, tooth loss should never be taken lightly. The potential consequences of untreated tooth loss can be much more significant than patients realize, frequently compromising both oral health and overall well-being.* Beyond the obvious aesthetic concerns, the gaps left by missing teeth can lead to a plethora of problems. According to our experienced Bethesda dentists, Drs. Deborah Klotz and Robert Schlossberg, these complications frequently include:

If you are missing one or multiple teeth, you may find a solution in dental implants. A very popular and versatile example of restorative dentistry, implants are designed to emulate the natural tooth structure, consisting of a titanium post inserted into the jawbone and a sturdy, lifelike dental crown to replace the tooth’s visible portion. When crafted and placed by dental professionals, implants can not only restore the appearance of your smile, but also preserve the integrity of your jawbone and mitigate many of the potential consequences of a missing tooth. We invite you to take a look at our sister website, where we provide ample information about dental implants.

To learn more about implants or our other advanced restorative treatments, feel free to contact Bethesda Sedation Dentistry today!

Medical Resources*

Verywell Health

The New York Times