If you or someone you care about lost a tooth this year, but haven’t yet dealt with the issue, Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA suggests a consultation with our dental implant team immediately.
Why the rush? Though your missing tooth might not be an aesthetic issue now – maybe it’s far enough back that the gap is not visible, or perhaps you don’t mind a sort of rugged look – it could very well become one in the future.
When we lose a tooth, the root and jaw bone eventually atrophy. This causes neighboring teeth to begin to shift into the empty spaces, causing misalignment and pain. Worse, it causes your facial features to take on a “sunken” look; especially round the cheeks.
Dental implants are the best way to avoid this, as they protect and stimulate the remaining teeth, keeping them in place and bolstering their strength. The good news is that dental implants and their associated restorations mimic natural enamel perfectly, so nobody will be able to tell that you’ve achieved your New Year’s resolution early this coming year!
If you’ve been dreaming of a more complete smile for years, 2023 is the time to do it and Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla CA can help! We offer implants and complete restorative dentistry. We serve satisfied patients in Solano Beach, Del Mar, and Claremont. Contact us today!