Importance of replacing missing tooth

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Most people think that a missing tooth is not an immediate issue unless it’s the front tooth that’s missing. They often ignore the fact that they have one tooth missing, especially if it’s in the back of the mouth where no one can see them. However, missing teeth can cause serious complication if left untreated, just like the other common dental problems. Therefore, it is always important to seek treatment and advice from your dentist as soon as possible.

 

Do you have missing teeth? Check out the reasons why a missing tooth should be replaced.

 

Tooth Shifting

 

-    When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth will begin to drift and the teeth adjacent to the space left by the missing tooth will eventually begin to shift, changing your teeth’s alignment. The remaining teeth will attempt to fill in the gap left by the missing tooth, resulting in crooked teeth. The crooked teeth can cause serious bite problems that may require another treatment if left untreated.

 

Effects on Appearance

 

-    Missing front teeth can have a dramatic impact on a person’s appearance and confidence. While most people have the front tooth replaced immediately, the missing molar teeth are often ignored. A missing molar tooth might not be visible when you smile or speak, but it can certainly affect chewing. As more and more teeth are lost, it becomes more difficult to eat and chew food. Furthermore, if your root tooth is missing and isn’t replaced as soon as possible, bone deterioration can quickly lead to face shape alteration, changing your appearance. Over time, more and more of your jawbone disintegrates until it becomes noticeably smaller and weaker.

 

 

Missing several teeth can severely influence not only your appearance and self-esteem but your general health as well. If you’re missing one or more teeth, it is important that you visit your Las Vegas dentist to discuss your options for the treatments available for your missing tooth.