IMPORTANCE OF FIXING MISSING TEETH
Replacing missing teeth is essential to good dental health
There are numerous problems that can arise as a result of missing teeth. While small gaps provide an ideal environment for bacteria, plaque and tartar to build up and develop in to tooth decay or advance in to gum disease, larger gaps between teeth can also be problematic in the long run.
Without a full set of teeth to distribute the pressure of biting and chewing evenly across your jaw, your bite pattern can degrade over time and cause teeth to move out of alignment. In addition, missing teeth can also result in bone density loss as you age, thereby weakening your jaw and potentially causing pain or discomfort.
If you or someone in your family has lost a tooth, it’s best to get the proper care and treatment to replace the missing tooth and repair the damage as soon as possible. If you’re unsure about which method may be best for you, or have questions about the benefits of each type of tooth replacement, you should contact us today and arrange for free consultation to discuss your options.