Living with a missing tooth may feel like a minor inconvenience, but it actually has larger negative effects on your oral health than you might realize. You may deal with:
- Shifting or Moving Teeth – When you have that space between your teeth, your other teeth may move as a result. This can lead to a misaligned bite and lead to other issues, such as jaw pain and difficulty chewing.
- Weakening Jaw Bone – Having several missing teeth can actually weaken your jawbone since it’s not being stimulated in the same way anymore.
- Mispronunciation or Unclear Speech – Having missing teeth can also affect how clearly you speak as well.
Luckily, we have solutions for you! We offer several restorative options, including dental implants which can increase the strength of your jawbone and give you normal biting power. Dr. Miyasaki goes into detail about how you’ll benefit from implants.
Take the step towards a healthier smile by calling at 808-797-3680 for your appointment in Honolulu, HI.