3 impacts of missing teeth in Beverly

Losing a tooth can be a cosmetic disaster if it is a tooth that shows when you smile., but missing teeth anywhere in your mouth can also cause oral health problems that you may not be aware of. An open space where there used to be a tooth can start a chain reaction of dental problems that can lead to crooked teeth, oral hygiene issues and even jaw problems.

1. One lost tooth can lead to problems

When just one tooth is lost, the foundation of your teeth is weakened. Other teeth can begin to shift out of place, beginning with the teeth that surround the space where the missing tooth used to be. If you lose a tooth in the back of your mouth and do not replace it, several years down the road you may find yourself with crooked teeth. Oral hygiene becomes complicated by missing teeth because cleaning gapped or crooked teeth can be difficult. Food particles left behind are a primary cause of gum disease, which can lead to tooth decay and the loss of more teeth.

2. TMJ disorder

Temporomandibular joint disorder can be caused by missing teeth or a misaligned bite. The jaws are designed to handle chewing action when the teeth are properly aligned. When they are not, extra stress is put on the jaw joints and muscles. TMJ disorder has painful symptoms including headaches, neck pain and even back pain.

3. Sleep problems

In addition to pain, TMJ disorder can affect your sleep. A misaligned bite can contribute to sleep apnea or snoring by causing you to hold your mouth in a position that lets your tongue fall back and block the air passageway.

The best way to replace a missing tooth

Problems caused by a missing tooth can be avoided by having the tooth replaced. Dentures involve wires or adhesive to hold them in place, and at one time, this inconvenience was the only way to replace a missing tooth. Today there is a better way. Dental implants are almost permanent tooth replacement option. Implants become a permanent part of your jaw through a process known as osseointegration. They function almost exactly like natural teeth, and there are no special cleaners or dental products required for them.

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If you would like to learn more about missing teeth, why they should be replaced and why implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth, call your Beverly dentist for a consultation appointment. Implants work best to replace teeth that have been recently lost, so if you already have missing teeth, make the call now.

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By Beverly MA Dentist Dr. Benjamin Polan

LIFE TRANSFORMING DENTAL SOLUTIONS

By Beverly MA Dentist Dr. Benjamin Polan

Better Health

Today, dentistry is much more than just fixing teeth. A clean, healthy mouth is essential to your overall health. Want to live longer? Transform your life today.

Better Looks

Broken, stained, crooked or missing teeth, dark metal fillings or unfortunate genetics can have a huge impact on your self-confidence. Transform your life today with effective cosmetic dentistry.

Better Sleep

Do you wake up tired in the morning, even though you’ve “slept” the required 8 hours? Lack of sleep can have a detrimental effect on your entire life. Transform your sleep today.

Better Life

Many people suffer from undiagnosed migraines, headaches, jaw pain, aching shoulders or sore necks. Often these symptoms are caused by a misaligned bite. There are life-transforming dental solutions available. Ask us.

 

 

WHY THE BUTTERFLY?

Dr. Benjamin Polan:

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Life-transformations, I see those happen all the time

Are you a caterpillar?

Keep your head down, don’t look anybody in the eye, just do whatever you can to get through the day – caterpillars live in a constant state of anxiety worrying about themselves and their surroundings. I see many people suffer a blow to their confidence due to oral health problems, TMJ pain, sleep disorders, and issues with their appearance and so they crawl through life the same way caterpillars do. However, caterpillars have an incredible evolutionary trait. They undergo metamorphosis, becoming an entirely new creature and gaining a plethora of new abilities along with a beautiful new appearance. Sounds pretty great right?

Change happens when you want it

Most people never even realize the potential they contain to undergo their own metamorphosis, but I strive to be an innovative dentist who opens the door to a  life-altering transformation for you as well. I use a combination of aesthetic and neuromuscular dentistry as the ‘cocoon’ or ‘chrysalis’ stage, carefully guiding your transformation in both function and appearance. Just like for the caterpillars, a process like this takes time, effort, and patience to get the right results.

Become a butterfly

The freedom a butterfly must feel when first taking off is precisely what I wish for my patients to experience when completing their treatment. Shedding any old anxiety allows the patient to look to the skies with their head held high and gain a confidence they may never have known existed. Whether you’re stuck as a caterpillar due to appearance issues, TMJ pain, oral health problems or a sleep disorder, the first step to your metamorphosis is getting a thorough examination. Please let me help you become a “butterfly”.

Dr, Polan and his staff provide a comfortable, professional environment. They use the latest equipment and techniques. My wife and I have been going to Dr. Polan for several years and have always been completely satisfied with his services.

- Michael P, Ipswich, MA

I had a wonderful time!!! Everyone was “exceptional” hence the reason it is in the title of the business. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a dentist.

- AWendy G, Beverly, MA/h6>

Warm, welcoming environment. They do great work cleanings & crowns! 1 visit crown is awesome. I would definitely recommend to a friend, especially if they have insurance. Prices can be too high if you have to pay out-of-pocket./p>

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