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What Happens If You Don't Replace Missing Teeth

Posted on 10/25/2021 by Dallas Oral Surgery Associates
What Happens If You Don't Replace Missing TeethMissing teeth are a common problem in adults. We all know that we need to replace them, but how do you know when it's too late and the consequences of not replacing your missing teeth? This blog post will explore what happens if you don't replace your missing teeth and give tips on maintaining healthy natural teeth for life!

What are the consequences of not replacing missing teeth?

For starters, missing teeth can cause other problems such as gum disease and bone loss. Without adequate support, there's a higher risk of other teeth shifting position or tipping over to fill the gap left by your missing tooth.

Missing teeth can lead to more serious problems, including bone loss and tooth decay. When a tooth is missing from your mouth for an extended period of time, it causes the jawbone to shrink as well as lose some density. This results in sunken cheeks, which give you a tired appearance and makes other people look younger than they really are.

If you have a missing tooth, the teeth surrounding it will begin to shift and move as they attempt to fill in that space from your mouth. The movement of those teeth can cause them to crack or become damaged, which may require restoration or replacement with an implant. Without restorative work, this damage could lead to more serious issues in the future.

The benefits of dental implants

If you have a missing tooth, your dentist may recommend dental implants as an option to restore that natural smile. A dental implant is one of the best ways to replace single or multiple teeth and helps promote healthy jaw bone density simultaneously! Dental implants are strong and reliable with great durability, making them perfect for enduring chewing and speaking.

Our team at the practice is here to help you take care of your dental health. We want to know how we can best serve you- so please come in for a visit or give us a call and let's talk about what kind of treatment will work best for YOU!
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