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Why Is It Important to Replace Missing Teeth?

Posted on 3/6/2023 by Evan
Why Is It Important to Replace Missing Teeth?When a tooth or teeth are lost, the surrounding teeth move to replace the space, and the body reabsorbs the jaw bone for use elsewhere. Below we discuss the benefits of replacing missing teeth.

Replacing Missing Teeth Has Numerous Benefits

An implant may be essential to avoid further bone loss and dental misalignment. Bone loss may occur six months after a tooth is lost. Facial sinkage, brought on by bone loss over time, may make your face seem different. When the force of chewing no longer stimulates the jawbone, the jaw begins to drop.

Consequently, your body will reabsorb the bone tissue and utilize it for something else. The risk of losing more teeth increases with bone and tissue loss. Implants replace natural tooth roots with titanium screws. Due to the innovative implant, bone loss will be stopped. The remaining teeth will move over time to fill the space left by the lost tooth.

Once tooth movement has occurred, the arch of your upper and lower jaws will meet in an unusual and perhaps painful posture. If you are in pain, you can chew more on one side of your mouth than the other. When you give more attention to one side of your face than the other, you may start to develop facial asymmetry. Crooked or misaligned teeth are the result of tooth movement.

Cavities and tooth loss might result from teeth that are not correctly aligned. Teeth with gaps between them not only move laterally but their development might also be stunted. Teeth on either side of the gap, either below or above the missing tooth, may develop to fill it. When no tooth opposes an existing tooth, the jaw cannot get the necessary force to stay in place. The tooth's location may be signaled with the use of dental implants.

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At our dental office, we provide straightforward solutions for replacing missing teeth. Visit our contact page or give us a call today.

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