When you lose your teeth, you’re not just missing a piece of your smile. You’re also losing your ability to chew amongst other things. Losing your teeth can have a huge impact on your quality of life. You may no longer feel confident smiling, or struggle to eat your favorite foods.

At StarImage Dentistry in Wichita Falls, we want to help our patients replace their missing teeth so they can take a bite out of life again.

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Why Should I Replace My Teeth?

Maybe you only lost a few molars in the back of your mouth. Do you really need to replace those? The answer is yes. When you lose your natural teeth and don’t replace them, a number of things can happen.

First, your remaining teeth can shift out of place in order to accommodate that extra space in your mouth. This can throw off your bite and lead to TMJ disorder. TMJ disorder comes with painful symptoms including jaw, neck, and back pain, frequent headaches and migraines, ear pain, tinnitus, and more.

The next thing that will happen if you don’t replace your missing teeth is bone loss. When your jaw no longer has teeth to support, the bone begins to resorb. The bone doesn’t just support teeth, it also supports your facial structure. As bone resorption occurs, the lower third of your face will begin to show early signs of aging. You may notice more wrinkles around the mouth, sagging skin under the chin, turkey neck, and thinner lips. You may look years older than your biological age.

Losing your teeth will also limit your ability to chew depending on which teeth you’ve lost. Every tooth has a purpose and type of food it’s meant to chew. If you lose too many teeth, you might have to eat a soft food diet.

The last way losing your teeth will impact your life is by impacting your confidence. When you lose your teeth and don’t replace them, you might feel embarrassed about your smile—especially if the tooth loss was in the front of your mouth.

The reason you should replace your missing teeth is to avoid all of the issues listed above. Simple as that.

Signs You Should Replace Your Dentures

Maybe you’ve already replaced your teeth with dentures. If you’re unhappy with your dentures though, they can impact your life almost as much as tooth loss as a whole. Just because you have dentures doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from new dentures.

Here are some signs you should replace your dentures.

  • Broken teeth
  • Cracks or chips
  • Slipping and sliding
  • Unattractive and unnatural looking
  • Discomfort
  • Incorrect fit
  • Facial shape changes
  • Pressure sores
  • Gum irritation
  • Speech problems
  • Stains
  • Persistent odors

The problems listed above aren’t uncommon with cheap or economic dentures. Oftentimes they’re not custom-made to fit every individual patient and their unique facial features. Instead, they’re cookie-cutter styles and fits. Your dentures won’t fit correctly or look natural.

Believe it or not, but high-quality dentures can look natural, feel comfortable, and not slip and slide in your mouth. Talk to our dentures dentists at StarImage Dentistry in Wichita Falls to learn more.

Tooth Replacement Options

At StarImage Dentistry we understand that not all patients are alike which is why we offer a full range of tooth replacement options. Whether you’ve lost an entire mouth of teeth or just a single tooth, we can help you find the right option.

Our complete list of tooth replacement options include:

Contact our dental office at 940-322-2252 to book a consultation to find out which treatment is right for you.

Benefits of Tooth Replacement in Wichita Falls

So what can you look forward to after replacing your missing teeth? A lot of things! For starters, replacing your teeth with any type of dental implant solution will help you retain jaw bone. This will prevent you from experiencing premature aging. Solutions that use dental implants are also more stable and comfortable than economy dentures.

Replacing your teeth will also help you chew better. You won’t have to worry about your teeth falling out when you bite into an apple or want to chew on steak.

Lastly, replacing your missing teeth will help improve your self-confidence. We will ensure your smile looks beautiful as well as functions perfectly. Your new teeth will transform your quality of life.

Contact StarImage Dentistry to Learn More About Tooth Replacement Options

If you have missing teeth or searching for a better tooth replacement option, let us help you take a bite out of life with a new tooth replacement option. Contact StarImage Dentistry in Wichita Falls at 940-322-2252 to book an appointment today.