Why Is It Important To Replace Missing Teeth With Dental Restorations?
Missing teeth should be replaced as soon as possible in order to help prevent the loss of other healthy teeth and to maintain the proper function of the mouth. When even one tooth is missing, the teeth surrounding the space can move or tilt into the empty space, which can cause problems with chewing and speaking. Missing teeth can also result in a change in the bite that can lead to problems with the remaining teeth. Additionally, without adequate structural support, the jawbone can slowly deteriorate over time. This can result in changes to your facial structure, such as sunken cheeks and a prematurely aged appearance.