Most American adults are missing at least one tooth (https://www.gotoapro.org/facts-figures/), but they are really missing so much more.
The American College of Prosthodontists cites missing teeth as a precursor to many chronic illnesses, like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer (https://www.gotoapro.org/facts-figures/). In addition, your jaw and surrounding teeth suffer without the support of even one missing tooth. This can lead to further tooth loss and jaw deterioration.
The Cost of Confidence
Not only does tooth loss make us look older than we are, it can seriously impact the way we feel about ourselves. A full set of teeth allow us to speak clearly, eat healthy foods that are more difficult to chew, and make good impressions on those around us. Quality of life plummets when we are afraid to smile, speak with hesitancy, or limit our diets to nutrient-lacking but easy to eat foods.
The Cost of Good Work
All of these complications to health and confidence translate directly to personal success. There is a tremendous cost in ignoring tooth loss when it comes to our ability to pursue career opportunities. Imagine sitting for an interview with some of the disadvantages discussed above, or just lacking the self-esteem necessary to go after the job you want. How much are people missing out on because they are missing teeth?
While there are many ways to overcome the challenges we face in life, tooth loss is something that can be fixed. From simple crown procedures to dental bridges and implants, we can help you save yourself from the real cost of a missing tooth. Talk to us today about your options.