Treating Missing Teeth Gets Harder the Older We Get
Posted on 7/15/2019 by Enrique Darancou, DDS
When you lose a tooth, treatment can be a challenge. This is true of pretty much any time of your life. However, as you get older, your body will begin to change.
Some of these changes can make it more difficult to treat missing teeth as the years progress. Because of this, it is important that you make sure you stay on top of your oral health, and treat any missing teeth as early in your life as possible.
Treatments for Missing Teeth
Of course, the exact treatment options that are available to you will vary depending on the number of teeth that you are missing. If you are only missing one or two teeth, dental implants may make the most sense for you. Some patients opt for a dental bridge, or a partial denture which can be removed for cleaning.
If you are missing several teeth, you might want to consider a full set of dentures. Getting dentures provides you with the opportunity to once again enjoy food that you may have been forced to give up. In addition, you will enjoy a boost in your self-confidence, and you will find that it is much easier to speak correctly than it used to be.
Treating Missing Teeth Later in Life
As we age, our bodies no longer heal quite as easily as they once did. For this reason, if you are considering any sort of surgical treatment for missing teeth, it makes sense to do it as early as possible. A procedure such as getting a dental implant is much easier to recover from at 45 than it would be at 75.
Other treatments are easier when you are younger, too. So if you have any missing teeth, don't delay in seeking out treatment. You'll be glad you got help earlier as opposed to later.