Whether you realize it or not, October 5th is the day we celebrate World Smile Day. If you haven’t observed it before, it’s a great chance to follow up with your periodontist about anything impacting your smile. This year, make it a point to talk to someone about dental implants on World Smile Day if you have any missing teeth. Why Implants for Missing Teeth? Patients who have multiple teeth missing are at risk of having permanent alterations to their smiles. Some of these alterations can come with bone and tissue loss that permanently alter facial structure, too. That’s why it’s important to make a move to replace those missing teeth right away. Still, when it comes to that replacement, you do have a few options. Dentures and bridge work have both been tried and tested for various numbers of missing teeth. So what makes implants special? Well, for starters, dental implants are the only option designed to be permanent. You might need a replacement tooth if you crack or break o ...