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Tooth loss is serious. Not only will it affect the aesthetics of your smile, but slowly, your jawbone will deteriorate due to a lack of stimulation. The office of Tilman Richards DDS provides dental implants to avoid this, but many people make the mistake of waiting too long to do something. Here are the dangers if you fail to see our periodontist in a timely manner.

  1. Gum Disease

With a gap between teeth, bacteria have more space to multiply on the gum tissue. It can be tough to brush and floss in this area, which means you could soon have to contend with gingivitis. If you are not careful, gum disease can eventually lead to tooth loss and other systemic diseases.

  1. Problems Eating

Without all your teeth, you will have problems chewing sticky, crunchy and hard foods. This new restriction on your diet can prevent you from getting all the nutrients you need. You will be at a greater risk of developing chronic diseases because you have problems eating fibrous fruits and vegetables.

  1. Jawbone Loss

The loss of even a single tooth causes the bone tissue in the jaw to break down. In as little as one year, your face can develop a collapsed aesthetic, making you look years older than you actually are. Implants replace the tooth completely, so this does not occur.

  1. TMJ Issues

Your temporomandibular joint is essential in chewing and speaking. When your lower and upper jaws no longer fit together comfortably, more stress goes onto the joint. Over time, this leads to joint problems that can be incredibly painful.

Avoid These Problems With Our Help

Dr. Tilman Richards has helped many people with missing teeth feel better and chew more comfortably. With dental implants, you avoid all this and enjoy numerous other benefits. To make sure you are a good candidate, call our office to schedule a consultation.

Staff is very friendly. No wait time. They saw me and my daughter in a timely manner and Dr. Richards was so great! The work I had done was completely pain free... Didn't even feel the shot or the work that was being done. The end results were exactly what I needed! No pain, no complaints. Dr. Richards even called the same evening to see if I was feeling okay and to see if I had any questions... Best dental services I have ever had.Marisa B.
No one likes going to the dentist, so you may as well go to the best - Tilman Richards, DDS. The staff makes you feel like family, the office is beautiful, and Dr. Richards goes to great lengths making sure you're comfortable and in as little pain as possible.Patti G.
My family has been seeing Dr. Tilman Richards for years. Him, his wife and staff are the best. When ever we go for a appointment it's like going and visiting friends. Very friendly, one of the best! I can not say enough good things about him and his staff.Douglas W.
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