Did you know that the average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has three or more decayed or missing teeth?
If you are missing one or more teeth, call us at (530) 576-5327 to schedule your appointment.
If a missing tooth is not addressed you could experience:
Tooth Shifting: When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth begin drifting into the open gap, shifting your teeth out of alignment. What once was a straight smile can quickly turn into crooked teeth. If you see a dental implants dentist soon after you lose your tooth, you can replace your missing tooth before shifting occurs.
TMJ Syndrome: When teeth shift out of alignment after tooth loss, bite problems usually develop. When the upper and lower jaws don’t meet properly, it strains and damages the jaw joint (TMJ).
Gum Disease/Tooth Decay: Once teeth shift out of alignment, it is harder to reach some spots with your toothbrush or floss. When plaque and bacteria aren’t reached, tooth decay and periodontal disease develop, often causing further tooth loss.