By River Forest Dental Studio
June 09, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Missing Teeth  

If you have one or more missing teeth, it can make you self-conscious about smiling. However, that’s not the only problem—tooth loss can cause serious health issues such as gum disease and jawbone resorption, and even increase your risk of heart attack or stroke. Fortunately, Dr. Gina Piccioni, your dentist at River Forest Dental Studio in River Forest, IL, can help you find a tooth replacement solution that will give you a healthier and more confident smile.

How Missing Teeth Affect Your Oral Health

If left untreated, missing teeth can cause the following problems:

  • Difficulty with biting, chewing, and speaking
  • A change in the shape of your face
  • Premature aging
  • Erosion of your jawbone
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Movement of your remaining teeth
  • Further tooth loss

As you can see, it makes sense to replace missing teeth as soon as possible to avoid further dental issues.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

For River Forest residents who want to brighten their smile and replace lost teeth, Dr. Piccioni can fill in the gaps with dental implants. This is the best option for replacing lost teeth because they are:

  • Just like natural teeth: Due to how implants fuse to your jawbone, they are just as secure as you natural teeth, meaning that you don’t have to worry about them slipping out of place or falling out when you eat or speak.
  • Durable and long-lasting: Once dental implants have become a part of your jawbone, they become a permanent solution to missing teeth. They will not need to be replaced as dentures or bridgework will.
  • Preventing bone loss: An implant acts just like the root of a tooth, so it stimulates the growth of bone, eliminating jawbone erosion.

If you live in River Forest and would like to learn more about dental implants, call Dr. Piccioni at (708) 366-6760 to schedule an appointment.


Gina Piccioni, D.M.D. and John G. Hartmann, D.D.S.

River Forest, IL Dentist

River Forest Dental Studio