Losing teeth can cause many other problems aside from the initial tooth loss. It can dramatically impact your oral health, which is why the proper steps must be taken to rectify the situation as soon as possible. Prevention is always the best approach to your oral health, so it is always better to prevent tooth loss in the first place. However, in the unfortunate event that tooth loss has already occurred, your teeth must be replaced quickly.
Gaps in your teeth can cause you to feel less confident in your smile. This can make you feel self-conscious and can even prevent you from smiling. Getting your lost teeth replaced can help you feel more confident in your smile and appearance.
Undo Orthodontic Work
Missing teeth can cause your remaining teeth to shift. Crooked teeth are much more vulnerable to tooth decay, because they are more difficult to clean. Food particles can become stuck and can lead to tooth decay. Orthodontic work is expensive and time-consuming. A lost tooth can undo all of your previous years spent wearing braces.
Loss of Bone Mass
Bones require regular pressure to ensure that they stay healthy and strong. This remains true for the jaw bone. When teeth are lost, this pressure ceases to occur to that space in the jaw bone. Over time, the mass of the jaw bone will deteriorate. This can make it difficult to replace the tooth later. It may even render bone grafting necessary in order to receive dental implants. Loss of bone mass can even change the structure of the face.
It is important to replace your lost teeth quickly and effectively. There are many options for replacing teeth, including both dental implants and dentures. Replacing your teeth can prevent further damage from occurring to your mouth. To learn more about how to replace your teeth, contact us at Hendersonville Family Dental today!