Whether you are missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch, you know the various ways that an incomplete smile can negatively impact your life. You may feel self-conscious about your appearance when you smile, and chewing many foods can be exceedingly difficult. Did you know, however, that there are other important reasons to replace missing teeth? At Paul V. Caputo, Sr., DDS in Naperville, IL, Dr. Caputo offers an extensive menu of restorative dentistry services, including tooth replacement solutions.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
While it is true that gaps in your smile can affect your social and work life, even a single missing tooth can dramatically alter your oral health and general well-being. After one tooth falls out or is removed, the bone tissue in the jaw begins to deteriorate immediately. This can lead to the shifting of neighboring teeth, causing further complications and aesthetic concerns. Over time, the bone becomes so weak that it is unable to hold remaining teeth; the cycle continues as additional teeth become loose and fall out. The face takes on a sunken appearance as the jaw bone continues to diminish.
Fortunately, there is a solution to this common problem that effectively mimics the structure of a natural tooth: dental implants. With dental implants and restorations from Dr. Caputo, you can restore the vitality and structural integrity of your jaw bone, thereby decreasing the risk of further tooth loss and related problems. Combined with our other restorative options, dental implants offer a superior tooth replacement option for patients with smiles damaged by decay, disease, or injury.
Save Your Smile with Restorative Dentistry
If you are currently missing teeth or are planning to have one or more teeth extracted, our team wants to help you. Contact our office in Naperville, IL today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Caputo and our caring, experienced team. We would love to sit down with you to discuss your restorative dentistry options, including dental implants. Our state-of-the-art dental practice proudly serves patients from throughout communities in Naperville, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Aurora, Plainfield, and beyond.