Tooth loss can be a traumatic, and often overwhelming experience. If left untreated, missing teeth can take a toll on your oral health, overall wellbeing, and appearance. Our doctors offers several tooth replacement options to restore the form and function of your smile. As the side effects of tooth loss can come on quickly, we recommend seeking treatment as soon as possible to protect your teeth and jawbone. We are proud to offer comprehensive care to Kamloops and surrounding areas and will work with you to develop a plan that fits your needs.

Causes of Tooth Loss 

A recent study released by the Canadian Dental Association found that two percent of individuals worldwide suffer from severe tooth loss, with many more patients missing at least one tooth or more. Tooth loss can occur as a result of a variety of factors: 

No matter the cause of your tooth loss, we can provide a treatment that helps you achieve long-lasting oral health.

Delaying a visit to your dentist can cause additional concerns and require more costly intervention later on.

Consequences of Missing Teeth

Tooth loss can impact your daily life in more ways than one.

Effects on Oral Health 

Missing teeth can make actions like chewing, speaking, and smiling difficult. In some cases, surrounding teeth can shift following tooth loss, leading to misalignment and jaw pain. Almost immediately after you lose a tooth, the supporting jawbone tissue begins to deteriorate because it is no longer stimulated by the dental roots. As a result, the shape of your jaw can change and lead to more widespread complications.

Effects on Overall Health

The negative side effects of missing teeth are not limited to your oral health. Many patients with missing teeth sacrifice healthy food because it is simply too difficult to chew. As a result, patients can develop poor nutrition and other systemic diseases

Effects on Appearance

Missing teeth can affect your appearance and impact your self-confidence. Changes in your bone structure can cause your face to appear sunken and your lips puckered, causing you to look older than you are.

What Are Your Options?

Your treatment options will depend on the number of teeth your are missing, your personal goals, and your budget.

To place a dental crown, your dentist will remove compromised tissue and reshape the tooth.

Schedule a Consultation 

Delaying a visit to your dentist can cause additional problems and require more costly, extensive intervention later on. If you are missing teeth, do not hesitate to contact our office.