Dr. Nick Cost Talks about Restorative Dentistry
We have the ability to replace missing or damaged teeth with mini dental implants. We’ve been doing mini dental implants in our office since 2014. It’s important to replace missing teeth because, you know, teeth can shift. Obviously, there’s cosmetic issues, right, with missing teeth. No one wants to be missing a front tooth, or a tooth that they can see when they smile. But also from a function standpoint, you know, if you don’t have all your teeth, it’s harder to chew your food. You can’t enjoy some of the foods you like to eat. And sometimes teeth can shift. They can cause some pain, and it can just be an uncomfortable experience, so. And we find that, you know, about half of the general population has missing teeth, so there’s a great need out there, and so, we work to fill that. It’s important to get those teeth replaced to not only be able to chew your food and enjoy the foods that you love to eat but also to, you know, have that great smile. Because if you can’t smile with confidence, if you’re going through life always worrying about how your smile looks, you can’t really be yourself. People are just attracted to great smiles.