Why do I need to replace missing teeth?
After having a tooth extracted or losing a tooth due to an impact or disease, you face a number of treatment options. While some choose to simply leave the space in their mouth, this tends to have a number of consequences. Within this post, we’ll examine why it’s important to review your replacement options when you have missing teeth.
One of the leading problems caused when you have missing teeth is tooth shifting. When you have a space in your mouth where a tooth used to be, the surrounding teeth will shift to fill the gap. This can shift your teeth out of alignment and thereby cause numerous knock-on effects. For example, when a tooth is out of alignment it can change the shape of your smile and lead to more crooked and broken teeth over the long-term.
When the tooth root is not replaced after you lose a tooth, bone deterioration can quickly develop in the area. In a short amount of time this can lead to facial changes taking place which alter the way in which your mouth and lower jaw look. It’s a problem that many people with missing teeth experience and it’s one of the leading reasons it’s so important to replace missing teeth.
While you might feel comfortable with your current appearance if you’re missing one tooth, your feelings might change over time. However, if you wait too long to replace your missing teeth, a number of health issues can occur which might prevent the integration of an implant or another type of restoration or replacement option. It’s important to understand the risks involved in waiting to replace missing teeth and to consider all options available.
At our dental practice, we work with hundreds of people each year to provide seamless replacements for their missing teeth. Our specialists can advise you of your tooth replacement options and carry out the work directly within our cutting-edge treatment facility. To learn more on your treatment options, contact our office team directly!
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