Complications due to having a missing tooth
According to the ADA an average adult between the ages of 20-64 has three or more missing or decayed teeth. With the statistic being so high, it’s important to realize that not addressing the issue in time can lead to multiple problems including severe damage. Keep reading for a summary of common complications that can occur when a missing tooth is not replaced:
- Bone Loss – Failure to replace a missing tooth (or teeth) is the leading cause of jaw bone loss. When you are missing a tooth, the jaw bone that was previously supporting the tooth is no longer being stimulated. This rapidly leads to bone decay and even muscle atrophy in severe cases.
- Shifting Teeth – Teeth already naturally shift for several different reasons such as: gum recession, tooth decay, etc. But missing a tooth will accelerate the shifting by a landslide.
- Difficulty Chewing – Depending on the location of your missing tooth/teeth, you may experience difficulty eating certain foods. Breaking off bites of food can be particularly difficult when you’re missing front teeth, as well as missing back teeth will make it difficult to chew hardy foods.
Speech Impediments – Teeth actually play a very important role when using verbal communication. Missing teeth can make it surprisingly difficult to pronounce certain words and can even cause accidental slurring, whistling or even spitting when speaking.
How Can I Restore my Missing Teeth? Dental Implants
Losing teeth is not as uncommon as you may think. In fact losing a tooth or multiple teeth can happen because of multiple reasons such as: an accident, gum disease, poor oral hygiene, or tooth decay. Whatever the cause, dental implants offer an effective and long lasting solution for your dental health.
Dental implants are a great solution for replacing missing teeth. They not only look the most like natural teeth but they also act like them. This is done through the implant being bonded to your jawbone at the base in order to provide a replacement that is just as strong as your natural teeth. Through the use of a strong metal base and a natural looking crown, your smile is seamlessly restored.
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