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Don’t Let That Blank Space in Your Mouth Fool You

Don’t Let That Blank Space in Your Mouth Fool You
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So, you had teeth extracted and/or are missing a few teeth? No big deal, right? Do not fool yourself! There are plenty of issues that come with missing teeth in Mission Viejo, CA. You lose the confidence in your smile, you can’t chew the foods you use to enjoy, and so much more. Beyond these though, there are also adverse health effects to missing teeth.

 

What Happens When We Are Missing Teeth?

From gum disease to infection, there are several reasons why you should consider replacement of your missing teeth!

In many cases, the gums where the tooth used to be will get infected which will cause inflammation. This is known as gingivitis, commonly referred to as gum disease. Gingivitis can cause your gums to bleed when you floss, changes in your bite line, pain when chewing, pus to form between the gums and teeth, and other symptoms. This, of course, makes day-to-day life more difficult as the pain from chewing causes great amounts of anxiety about eating and can cause other teeth to loosen or fall out.

Another problem that may occur is weakness in your jaw and other teeth. Other teeth surrounding the missing one have to work harder to chew due to the lack of teeth and can cause jaw pain, weakness, and in some cases temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD). Your TMJ attaches your lower jawbone to the rest of your skull and when it is being worked on one side more heavily, it can cause disorders to form which will result in pain when chewing and many other issues.

 

Fill Those Gaps

To avoid these diseases and others that are caused by the loss of teeth, consider calling us at (949) 379-8095. Contact our office in Mission Viejo, CA to schedule an appointment with our doctor, Dr. Jenny Liang, so we can give you our options to fill in that missing tooth! With years of experience in supporting those like you, we will work with you to find the best treatment option to fit your unique situation. We look forward to helping you!

 

References

Gum Disease (Gingivitis and Periodontitis), Healthline, https://www.healthline.com/health/gingivitis

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Disorders, Healthline, https://www.healthline.com/health/tmj-disorders

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Cosmetic Dentistry: 3 Ways It Can Be Used To Restore Your Smile

Cosmetic Dentistry:  3 Ways It Can Be Used To Restore Your Smile
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Thanks to advancements in cosmetic dentistry you no longer have to settle for a smile you are unhappy with. Also, the procedures that have been developed in the field of cosmetic dentistry as well as the advanced technology makes it easier to restore your smile. These cosmetic procedures range from Teeth Whitening, to Porcelain Veneers, and Dental Implants. To learn more about each type of cosmetic procedure it would be beneficial if you reached out to our office to schedule your consultation.

 

Teeth Whitening

Although, there are methods for at home teeth whitening if you want a professional result then it is best you reach out to your dentist in order to get your teeth cosmetically whitened. If you are unhappy with the stains that have developed on your teeth overtime, then it would be beneficial if you reached out to our office to set up a consultation. Our dental professionals can work with you to create a customize teeth whitening treatment plan that meets your needs.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are great for patients who are suffering from chips, cracks, or gaps in between their teeth. The porcelain material that are made of provides the patient with a solution to their discolored teeth that is stain resistant.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants provide patients with missing teeth with a permanent solution. Also, because your dental implants are designed to fit, feel, and function just like your natural teeth they feel comfortable for the patient. Also, in addition to enhancing the aesthetic appeal of a patient’s teeth they also work to improve the function of the patient’s teeth.

 

Schedule Your Consultation
If you are unhappy with your smile then it would be very beneficial if you reached out to our dental office in Mission Viejo, CA to schedule a consultation. This would allow Dr. Jenny Liang to explore our cosmetic dentistry options with you.

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