When you lose a tooth as an adult it’s no fun. The tooth fairy doesn’t come, and you certainly don’t run around showing it to people, or smile extra wide for the cameras.
Missing teeth can be embarrassing. In our culture especially, there is a stigma surrounding missing teeth, and the result is a sense of shame.
Losing teeth doesn’t just affect your smile however. There is also potential damage to your oral health, and all around physical wellness.
You don’t have to live like that any longer. With the amazing advances in technology, dental implants are more accessible to everyone, and easier to place in your mouth. Dr. Joseph Field specializes in dental implants, and is considered the best implant specialist in The Bay Area. Don’t wait any longer to rebuild your beautiful smile!
The Social Stigma of Missing Teeth
In our society, smiling is a fact of life. We smile all the time, sometimes without even being aware of it. When you fail to smile, especially in social and professional situations, people may misinterpret that as a lack of interest, or downright rudeness.
Eating out in public can feel like an ordeal, especially if your missing tooth hinders your ability to chew food effectively. Constantly readjusting the food in your mouth so that you can chew it properly is a hassle, and you might stop attempting to eat out in public at all.
It’s hard to smile or eat out in public when you’re ashamed of your teeth. A missing tooth or several missing teeth feels like a huge embarrassment. You may even start to avoid certain social opportunities because of your shame.
That’s just no way to live, and Dr. Field can help you regain confidence in your smile. These things start to add up, and your missing teeth may contribute to depression or social anxiety. Dr. Field understands these issues, and is passionate about helping people overcome them with a beautiful new smile!
The Effects of Missing Teeth on your Physical Health
There are physical aspects of tooth loss that accompany the stigma of missing teeth.
Your diet may suffer. You can no longer enjoy certain foods, some of which may be crucial to your health, such as apples or nuts. Limited chewing can affect your digestive health, and a diet should be well rounded and full, not limited to soft foods that are easily chewed with missing teeth.
Once you have lost your tooth (or teeth), the bone where that tooth once sat begins to deteriorate. This can weaken the structure of your jaw, causing more problems in the future.
The opening in your gums where the tooth came out is open now, making you more prone to infection. Even if gum health didn’t affect your tooth loss, it can still become a problem once the tooth is gone.
The effects of missing teeth isn’t limited to your shame and embarrassment, your physical well-being can be put in jeopardy as well.
Let Us Help You!
There is no reason for you to live like this! Dental implants are Dr. Fields specialty and passion. He uses the best technology and has made dental implants the focus his career.
He understands that people have a lot of shame surrounding their missing teeth. Please be assured, no one here will judge you. We’re here to help. So many people put off necessary dental care, including implants, because they fear the procedures. Dental phobia is a very real thing, and he is well practiced in helping people to succeed despite their dental phobia.
We offer sedation dentistry, as well as same day implants. If you’re worried about the cost of implants, please give our office a call-the price may not be as far out of your range as you think! Dental implants have become much more affordable in recent years.
We serve patients all over the Greater Bay Area, from the Peninsula to San Francisco. Don’t let missing teeth mess with your mental or physical health for one more day!