All Smiles Harrisonburg is currently accepting both new pediatric patients and oral surgery patients.
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Oral Surgeon in Harrisonburg, VA
If you are missing teeth, you are not alone. More than half of today’s population has been affected by tooth loss. Missing teeth are not only a cosmetic issue but also a bite functionality concern. When a tooth is lost, the neighboring teeth shift into the missing space and disrupt the bite. When this happens, there is an increase of exposed root surfaces. These root surfaces are highly susceptible to decay and can lead to a downward spiral of oral health. You may think that a missing molar (back) tooth doesn’t need to be replaced because you can’t see it. Our Harrisonburg dental team understands why you might think this, but what research has found is that your front teeth are made to cut food and your back teeth are made to crush and grind food. If you do the majority of chewing on your front teeth, you will wear them down much faster because they are not designed for that function. The more missing teeth, the greater the load on your remaining teeth, and the faster the breakdown of those teeth.
Implants are the best way to give you a stable bite for a lifetime. They are also the most aesthetically pleasing option for replacing missing teeth, and they function like real teeth. Implants are essentially artificial roots that are inserted into your jawbone to provide a strong and stable base for replacement teeth. Whether you are looking for a single tooth replacement with a crown or full dentures, implants help to preserve your natural bone and maintain the shape and appearance of your face. In the long run, they are an excellent option to help prevent bone loss and decay.