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Millions of Americans have lost at least one tooth. Many of these people carry on with life working around the gap, but it is much preferable to replace any lost teeth with dental implants. An implant looks and functions just like your regular tooth, so it will feel like nothing ever happened. You should never put yourself into any danger, and you need to see Dr. Tilman Richards at Laser Periodontal Therapy to get implants right away.

1. Speech Problems

All the structures in your mouth play a role in how you talk. When you lose even one tooth, depending on where it is, it can have a significant impact in your speech patterns. It may become difficult to say certain words, and you will become self-conscious any time you need to talk to someone. A speech impediment can affect you for life due to the strain and stress it places on you.

2. Gum Disease

A missing tooth also places you at greater risk of gum disease. Even if gingivitis did not play a role in the tooth loss in the first place, it can quickly develop with the gap. The open socket makes for the perfect breeding ground for harmful bacteria that can contribute to further tooth loss down the line.

3. Bone Loss

Your jawbone relies on all the teeth for stimulation. The roots of teeth stimulate bone tissue, keeping it resilient. In just one year, your jawbone can deteriorate substantially. It can become apparent in your face, which will take on a more sunken aesthetic. Your facial structure relies on the strength of the jawbone, and missing teeth affect that.

Replace Missing Teeth at Our Office

Our periodontist is well-versed in giving patients dental implants. The longer you wait, the more serious the damage will become. Schedule a consultation at our office as soon as you lose a tooth to review your options.

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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