Replacement Options for Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can have an impact on your confidence and self-esteem if the gaps are clearly visible. Even at the back of your mouth, missing teeth may affect your ability to chew and function normally.
Consequences of a missing tooth include:
- adjacent teeth and opposing teeth can move out of alignment and become crooked
- crooked teeth can be harder to clean putting them at greater risk of decay and gum disease
- bite and jaw alignment problems may develop. This may lead to headaches, or neck pain
- the roots of a tooth help maintain jaw size, gum health and facial muscle tone. When they are missing, your bone and gum can recede.