Any experienced dentist would love to see all patients keep a full set of healthy, functional teeth. However, due to factors like dental trauma, poor oral hygiene, and complex dental concerns, maintaining a full set of healthy teeth is not always possible. Modern dentistry and advancements in dental technology are helping patients maintain a healthy smile and minimize their risk of losing their teeth.
When patients lose one or more teeth, they may not think much of it. But the reality is — even losing one tooth can have detrimental effects on your oral health. The bones in the jaw need constant stimulation. Even one missing tooth can cause a decrease in bone density and weaken the bones in the jaw. If you are missing multiple teeth, you are at risk of losing a significant amount of bone density in the jaw which may lead to a sunken appearance or facial sagging. Missing teeth can make a patient look older than they truly are. Missing teeth can also affect your ability to speak and chew; as a result, patients may suffer from poor nutrition.
If you are missing teeth, it is crucial that you find the appropriate tooth replacement as soon as possible. The longer missing teeth are left unaddressed, the more likely you will experience further complications.
Tooth Replacement in Geneva, IL
Dr. Neeraj Khanna is a highly trained dentist in Geneva, IL. As an esteemed senior faculty member and a graduate of the prestigious Dawson Academy, Dr. Khanna is well versed in the art of restorative and aesthetic dental care.
Dr. Khanna will perform a comprehensive oral examination to determine which tooth replacement option is right for your needs. Dr. Khanna offers a complete range of natural-looking tooth replacement solutions in our Geneva dental office. Dr. Khanna will work with you to determine if a dental implant, denture, or dental bridge is right for you.
To learn more about your tooth replacement options, visit Khanna Dentistry. To schedule an appointment, call 630-225-7164 or request an appointment online.