Tooth loss can occur for many different reasons, and this includes everything from a sports injury or accident to significant tooth decay and more. When you are missing a permanent tooth, you can feel self-conscious about the way you look when you smile or talk. This can negatively impact your self-confidence at work and in your personal life. You also may find that it is more difficult to eat, talk, and complete other similar activities.
While there are several treatment options that your dentist in San Diego may choose to use to alleviate these challenges related to tooth loss, a dental implant is still a preferred option in many cases.