The Biggest Reasons Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth
Are you missing a tooth or teeth and are deciding if it is worthwhile to replace them or just leave them as is? We know that there are many reasons patients are missing teeth, whether it be from an accident, dental decay, gum disease, or injury to the mouth. We also know that it can be very difficult to decide which tooth replacement method is right for your lifestyle and budget. We would hate to see any of our patients delay choosing a tooth replacement method as it can cause permanent damage to the mouth. Continue reading to learn more about why it is important to replace missing teeth and why it can be so damaging if you don’t.
Why Replace Missing Teeth
Take a moment and think about your favorite sports team. If one player was removed from the field, the game would not run as smoothly, the other players would be doing extra work, and there would be numerous issues. Your mouth works the same way in that each tooth has a job to do, and when one is missing, it affects the way each remaining tooth does its job. If you have recently had a tooth extracted, we know that it can be difficult to make the decision which tooth replacement option is best. We also know that oftentimes patients are tempted not to replace the tooth, especially if it is a back molar. There are many circumstances that can lead to your hesitation such as cost, procedure time, and length of recovery.
Reasons to Replace Teeth
There are a multitude of reasons why you should replace missing teeth:
- Your other teeth will wear faster because they have to do extra work.
- Eating becomes more complicated and you might need to restrict certain foods
- Your teeth can easily shift and become misaligned, creating gaps and crowding issues
- The jawbone will begin to deteriorate, causing the muscles to droop and the face to sag
- You can become self-conscious and develop issues with self-esteem
After reading this, we hope we can put your doubts aside and you will schedule an appointment to speak with our staff so that together we can decide which replacement method is most beneficial to you.
If you are in need of a tooth replacement and would like more information about which treatment plan is best for you, please contact our office located in Spring Hill, FL. We look forward to helping you with your dental needs soon.