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5 Setbacks of Missing Teeth Marietta, GA
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It is never ideal to lose your permanent teeth. However, tooth loss does occur. In fact, according to the American College of Prosthodontists, nearly 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth. Regardless of how common tooth loss is, the consequences remain the same. Unless you replace your missing teeth in a timely manner, you are vulnerable to the following setbacks:

#1 Eating Challenges
It only takes one missing tooth to make chewing more difficult. You may even avoid certain “crispy” food options to avoid the pain of scraping your gums where your tooth once was. Multiple missing teeth often cause patients to avoid certain foods altogether, which can lead to a softer foods diet that is high in carbohydrates.

#2 Shifting Teeth and Dental Health Issues
When a tooth goes missing, it doesn’t take long for the adjacent teeth to migrate towards the open space. This dental shifting creates a host of problems, including bite misalignment and jaw problems as well plaque buildup, decay and gum disease due to cleaning challenges.

#3 Speech Issues
We use our teeth to make specific sounds in speech. When teeth are missing, therefore, it is not uncommon to see patients adjust the way they speak to produce the same sounds.

#4 Bone Loss and Premature Aging
Chewing is like exercise for your jaw bone to keep its shape and density. Missing teeth cause bone loss in the jaw, which results in a sunken lower face and an aged appearance.

#5 Mental Health Struggles and Compromised Self-Esteem
According to studies, there is a link between mental health and tooth loss. Reports showed that levels of depression and anxiety were higher in those with missing teeth. It is no surprise that a gapped smile can cause you to feel embarrassed or self-conscious about the way you look.

Avoiding Missing Teeth Problems

At Pure Smiles Dentistry, we understand the serious setbacks of missing teeth and how it can impact appearance, self-confidence, oral health and overall quality of life. We don’t want patients to suffer. Therefore, we proudly offer a full menu of services in restorative dentistry, including dental implants that can also solve bone loss issues after missing teeth. Call today to learn more about how we can restore your gapped teeth into the beautiful and confident smile you deserve.

Posted on behalf of Pure Smiles Marietta

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

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  • Kim P.

    Dr Patel answered my call for practically in the middle of the night. He came and had no other appointments for the day! Just to help me. The facility was immaculate and him and his hygienist were so helpful. I wish I remembered her name. It had been a while since I had been to the dentist and they never made me feel judged. Great team of people. If you are looking for a dentist give Dr. P and his team a try you won't be disappointed! See u in 2 weeks Dr. P.!i

  • Lisa O.

    Hands down the best dentist I have found. I took all three of my kids and myself. This is a welcoming, child-friendly team. It is readily apparent how well this team works together to make every patient, no matter what age, feel comfortable. I appreciate these people so much. Thank you for being such an outstanding dentist team, Pure Smiles!

  • Carmelita Ch.-H.

    Doctor/Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Always make sure you feel comfortable. Pam is an excellent Hygienist. Office space is always clean and tidy. I would recommend this office as we have been going there for the past 12 years.

  • Hudson H.

    I usually HATE the dentist! I saw all these good reviews and was a bit skeptical, but after visiting this office I now know they’re all legit. Pure Smiles made me feel comfortable and was very considerate to me. I normally leave the dentist angry, this time however I was so pleased! Everyone was empathetic and went over and beyond to help me. Everything from scheduling to payment options, they cared. I actually want to floss now.

  • Michelle P.

    I only have positive things to say about Dr.Patel and the staff at Pure Smiles in Marietta. I was in bad shape with a wisdom tooth that needed to be removed. I was seen the same morning that I called, and everything was finished in under an hour. I received a check-up call that afternoon, which I felt was very thoughtful. I went back for an overall exam the following week, and I left their office feeling great about my future dental health. Do not hesitate to call Pure Smiles. The staff is kind, efficient, and up-to-date on dental advances.

  • Kashni S.

    Everyone from the front desk to our Dentist was wonderful. Dr. Sanil Patel was truly impeccable - everything was clean. He offers various services to meet all your cosmetic and medical dental needs in one place!! Check it out for yourself.

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2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month