When a tooth is missing there is no contact with the opposing arch. This can cause opposing teeth to gradually extrude leading to other problems such as fractures, mobility, tooth loss or gum problems.
Remember! Failing to replace a missing tooth will result in long-term consequences which could be very unpleasant and potentially expensive.
Consequences of missing teeth
There are several negative consequences of missing some or all of your teeth.
1. It can affect the aesthetics of your face
Not only will your smile be affected by the gaps from your missing teeth, but if you're missing too many teeth, the skin around your mouth might not be supported properly and may start to sag, making you appear older than you are.
2. More difficult to chew your food
3. May affect the way you speak
4. Loss of confidence
Many people feel less confident about their smile when they are missing teeth.
We can help!
There are different ways to replace missing teeth. Some options better, dearer and more permanent than others... but consider replacing with a denture, which can look & feel just like your natural teeth.