Keeping your smile healthy throughout life is a journey, and usually, it isn’t a particularly difficult one. For example, if you keep up with good hygiene at home, which means brushing your teeth twice and flossing at least once every day, and visit your dentist as often as recommended, then you can largely prevent issues such as tooth loss. At our Kansas City, MO, dental office, we can help you mitigate your worries about tooth loss in several ways, whether your goal is to prevent it or to deal with it in the most lifelike and biocompatible way.
Protecting your smile from common causes
Preventing tooth loss is the best way to deal with it, and that means protecting your smile from its most common causes. For example, gum disease is the most common cause of adult tooth loss, and can affect almost anyone without proper dental care and maintenance. Fortunately, preventing gum disease largely means following good oral hygiene and preventive dental care practices. If you attend a checkup and cleaning appointment at least once every six months, then your dentist has an excellent chance at spotting an increased risk of gum disease and helping you more successfully prevent it.
Addressing any oral health issues immediately
Besides gum disease, other cause of tooth loss can include things like extreme tooth decay, severe tooth damage, and more. Such issues are progressive, and if you hesitate to treat them, then your risks of losing the tooth will increase every day. With a custom-designed restoration, which will be planned according to your specific needs, we can repair most instances of tooth damage or decay to stop the issue from growing worse and preserve the healthy, natural tooth structure that remains.
Replacing teeth that are already lost
Losing a tooth doesn’t mean that your risks of tooth are over. In fact, with every tooth lost (specifically, it’s root), your risks of losing more teeth increase. By replacing a lost tooth as soon as possible, preferably with a dental implant, you can prevent the negative impacts to your jawbone structure and surrounding teeth that lead to heightened risks of further tooth loss.
Learn more about tooth loss by calling us today
Like most dental health issues today, tooth loss is much less of a concern than it was just decades ago, thanks to several advancements in preventive and prosthetic dental treatment. To learn more about preventing or treating tooth loss, or to schedule a consultation with us, call Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-897-4288.