The reason why you’re missing teeth is irrelevant – gum disease, extraction, sporting incident, accident. What is relevant is that your smile can significantly alter your overall health, not to mention your self-confidence, which impacts your daily life.
A change in speech
When you speak, your tongue touches various teeth and sections of your mouth to form the proper sounds. Missing teeth take away that capability to produce an expected sound, which could result in a speech disorder. If you know your diction and annunciation are negatively affected, you’ll be waiting for others to notice as well – and that could impact your social interactions, business dealings, and overall self-image.
Out of alignment
The empty spaces left in your mouth by missing teeth gives the rest of your teeth “permission” to fill in the gaps. This can lead to alignment issues which can cause great pain and discomfort. Missing teeth can also wreck your ability to clean your teeth properly, leading to even more oral health issues.
Fill the gaps
You don’t have to suffer the embarrassment of missing teeth. There are many cosmetic dentistry solutions that can give you that beautiful, white smile you want and restore your confidence. Dental crowns and bridges and dental implants are just two of the possible solutions. Contact Dr. Ken Cirka’s Philadelphia dental office to schedule your appointment.