Missing teeth can have negative impacts on your oral health and your appearance.
The first thing people often report about have one or multiple missing teeth is that they experience a decline in self-confidence. When a tooth is missing, people feel ashamed and often try to avoid laughing, smiling, struggling to hide their teeth from others. This can make it difficult to make new friendships, start a new relationship, or thrive in their career.
In addition to the change in their appearance due to tooth loss, the overall shape of the face may actually become altered due to decreasing facial bone. People who have missing teeth and chose not to replace them, often look older than people who have all of their teeth.
Having missing teeth can also be bad for your oral and total body health. When a tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth have additional pressure placed on them. Over time, this may cause these healthy teeth to become loose. These teeth may also lose bone density and over time, causing the jawbone to become smaller and weaker.
When teeth are missing, it becomes increasingly difficult to chew certain foods, which not only causes you to avoid foods you once loved, but also may have negative effects on your digestion.
If you are reading this, chances are that you have lost a tooth due to trauma, injury, gum disease, or a number of any other reasons. For optimal health and aesthetic result, we suggest having it replaced with a dental implant.
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