No matter what the reason may be for it, you may feel embarrassed about the lack of or misshapen state of your front teeth. After all, they’re front and center. Whenever you greet someone with a smile, you’re bearing quite a bit more to them than your teeth. You’re likely also quite vulnerable. For many, the smile is a primary tool for setting a good impression. Discolored or misaligned teeth can sometimes seem unappealing to certain individuals. You shouldn’t have to feel that way. Instead, you might want to consult Dr. Adam Hogan about the necessary steps you can take to fix your broken front teeth.
The Problems With Broken Teeth
Besides just aesthetic reasons, there are actually medical and health reasons for having your teeth fixed. One of them is that it can make the jaw structure lose its cohesion. Your jaw relies heavily on the makeup of your teeth. It uses the force of those teeth to do its job properly. When a tooth is missing, that force is no longer balanced. It can make your jaw start to become malformed. As a result, you may end up with further tooth loss as the pressure on the jaw in certain areas increases. The jaw itself may also become damaged and need to be either removed or repaired.
Broken teeth also typically face increased problems with chewing. No doubt you experience some pain when you chew. This is because the roots may be infected or the pressure may be making the broken shards of the tooth press into the gums. In time, you may be turned off from the idea of eating certain foods that are necessary for good nutrition. As a result, your overall health is impacted and you became more prone to sickness, have lower energy levels, and are just overall less healthy.
Teeth that are broken but haven’t fallen out yet can also increase the chances of developing cavities and gum disease. While Dr. Adam Hogan can assist with treating your cavities, too, it’s best to solve the problem at its root, which is to say a broken tooth can become infected at the root. With holes in the tooth, or however else the tooth is broken, bacteria can infect those areas. There isn’t much a toothbrush or string of floss can do to reach those areas, so a cavity forms. The bacteria can then spread into your gums and cause further disease.
Dr. Adam Hogan has quite a few solutions for your broken front teeth. One of those may be implants. This replaces the broken teeth and sits firmly in your jaw to provide rigidity, function, and improved aesthetic. Dental implants are permanent unlike dentures and thus can be used with the same kind of force and use of your original teeth.
Contact Us Today for More Information
If you want to have your broken front teeth fixed, at last, feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Implant Dentistry of Virginia. At our convenient location in Virginia Beach, VA, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain your options in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!