Most people recognize the need to fill a cavity – cavities lead to infection, infection leads to root canals or tooth loss. Simple. But the importance of replacing lost teeth is often not realized – losing just one tooth can lead to losing more teeth.
For many, especially for those on a tight budget, replacing teeth that can’t be seen is viewed as a vain extravagance, or just down right unnecessary. Yet, losing just one tooth can lead to bone loss…which can lead to more tooth loss. Replacing teeth with dental implants has substantial benefits. Even implant-supported dentures have an advantage over regular dentures.