Should You Replace That Missing Tooth?
There are a number of reasons a patient might experience tooth loss, and we never want anyone to feel disappointment over the state of their oral health. We can find a solution for any oral health complication you are facing. We do, however, recommend that you replace your missing tooth or teeth as soon as possible. Missing teeth can lead to serious complications with your oral health. Continue reading to learn more.
Why Replace a Missing Tooth?
There are a number of reasons a patient might experience tooth loss, such as severe decay, complications from gum disease, trauma to the mouth, or complications or side effects from illness or medication. No matter the reason, we are here to give you the support and assistance you need to choose a tooth replacement option. We recommend replacing your missing tooth or teeth as soon as possible.
Although teeth are separate inside your mouth, they all work together as one unit. When at least one tooth is missing, it can change the dynamics of your other teeth and the way they function. Missing teeth can cause your remaining teeth to shift and wear unevenly.
Teeth love to move whenever there is any available space. When teeth shift inside your mouth, it can cause issues with crowding and make it difficult to properly clean your teeth, leading to decay.
When even one tooth is missing, it can change the way you chew your food, making more work for the remaining teeth. The rear molars may wear faster, causing the need for a dental treatment, like a crown, to restore the proper shape of the tooth.
To avoid the issues above, we encourage you to replace your missing tooth or teeth as soon as possible. To learn more about the tooth replacement options we recommend, be sure to call our office located on the Upper East Side to schedule an appointment. We hope to see you soon!