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Tooth Loss
Cherry Hill, NJ

 Dentist discussing tooth loss with smiling female patient at Cherry Hill Dental Smiles in Cherry Hill, NJ 08002-1252Teeth can be lost from disease or trauma. Whatever the cause, a treatment plan is needed to decrease damage to other structures in your mouth. At Cherry Hill Dental Smiles, we can provide a full analysis of the problem. This includes evaluating the area, creating a treatment plan, and restoring the affected area. You do not have to live with tooth loss and the negative side effects it brings.

For many adults, the loss of a tooth, or multiple teeth, is a reality. Teeth can be lost from severe decay, chronic periodontal or gum disease, a fall, or any other impact to the facial region. The loss of teeth can be so common that some people can even assume that it’s normal, or simply part of life. The downside is the immediate and long term changes that occur due to the loss. Missing one or more teeth can start a cascade of negative effects, including:
•  Gaps: A missing tooth is an open space or gap in your teeth lineup. Sometimes a patient may comment that open space could be beneficial due to overcrowding, but the reality is that open spaces allow for uncontrolled movement of neighboring teeth.
•  Shifting: Open space leaves room for neighboring teeth to shift. They will move in an uncontrolled manner, which is different than when they are moved using an orthodontic device. This can cause negative changes in your bite and your jaw joint.
•  Jaw Changes: Your jaw joint opens and closes our mouth hundreds of times a day, whether we are eating, speaking, or even breathing. Changes to the joint can result in dysfunction in how it works, or cause pain in our facial region including the brow, ear, or result in migraines.
•  Dietary Changes: When a tooth is lost, the person often makes changes to their diet to accommodate. This may include eliminating certain foods from their diet, such as meat or nuts. It may also include changes to how they chew their food, often favoring one side of the mouth instead of chewing evenly. These changes can be disruptive to our overall health or our oral health.
•  Facial Changes: The loss of teeth will result in changes in our supporting bone. When a tooth is lost, the jaw bone that once supported the tooth will suffer both immediate and continued long term atrophy or sorption. The result is decreased bone mass. The loss of multiple teeth can cause a noticeable change in your physical appearance.
•  Self Esteem Changes: Missing teeth is not only bad for your health, but it can also cause problems in your emotional health. Whether you are concerned about the appearance of your teeth, or worry about what foods you can eat, or if changes occurred to your speech, there can be emotional repercussions.

Restoration from Tooth Loss

Today, there are multiple options to help in the loss of one or more teeth. We can create a treatment plan using a dental prosthetic to replace and restore the lost tooth. Some options may even include the use of a dental implant to rebuild and restore the lost tooth root to provide you a fully restored tooth. We invite you to learn more about dental restoration options and how we can help you have a beautiful, functional set of teeth.
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2314 Church Rd, Cherry Hill
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002-1252
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Tooth Loss Cherry Hill, NJ | Cherry Hill Dental Smiles
Today, there are multiple options to help in the loss of one or more teeth. Call Cherry Hill Dental Smiles to schedule your next appointment today!
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