When Your Bite is Right, Your Smile is Bright

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Loose or Missing Teeth Affect Your Bite

You can have loose or missing teeth as a result of different things.  Either decay, injury to the tooth or certain health issues can cause you to have teeth that are loose, have fallen out or need to be removed.

While some people feel it’s okay to live with missing teeth, there are a myriad of problems that begin when you lose a tooth or have a weakened, loose tooth.

How Loose or Missing Teeth Can Affect Your Bite

Once a tooth is loose is does not have a steady hold in your mouth and the area of the tooth is generally too sensitive for chewing.  When you eat, you tend to put your chewing exercise on one portion of your mouth that feels sturdier. This puts a great strain on your jaw bone and does not give exercise to the bone where you are experiencing the feeling of a losse tooth.

Even worse is when you leave a gap from a missing tooth.  The teeth on either side of the mouth tend to lean toward the gap, putting a strain on all your teeth, affecting your ability to chew normally and weakening the facial muscles changing the shape of your face and affecting your ability to speak normally.

The Right Bite Will Save Your Remaining Teeth

If you are experiencing loose or missing teeth, it’s time to phone Ocean County dentist Dr. Ron Rotem.

With sedation and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Rotem can effectively replace a defective or missing tooth with a dental implant tooth to fill one or more gaps in your mouth.

Using sedation dentistry will make your visit relaxed and comfortable, with little to no memory of the dental procedure. The implant tooth or teeth will act as a natural tooth by filling in the gaps with a sturdy replacement affixed directly to the jawbone. This solution will avoid the shifting of your remaining natural teeth and correct your bite.  This, in turn, will have you chewing normally, keeping your teeth strong and healthy.

If you have loose or missing teeth, call Ocean County dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem, today for a thorough exam and consultation .

Use Dr. Rotem’s method of sedation and cosmetic dentistry to correct your bite and give yourself a lasting, beautiful smile that looks healthy and bright.