Why It's Important To Replace Missing Teeth
Your Teeth Can Shift
One of the things that people don't realize right away after losing a tooth is that the teeth surrounding that gap can move. Your teeth will try to compensate for the loss and move in to fill in the space. However, this can lead to more problems. Your teeth will not shift cooperatively. They will become crowded or angle at a very problematic degree. If you find a tooth is beginning to tip into that space, that could result in uneven bite force, a bad bite angle, resulting in cracks or chips, or that other tooth to become dislodged over time and cause you a great deal of pain and difficulty. Replacing the missing tooth will remedy that before it begins.
Food, Drink, and Speech will all Come More Naturally
With a broken or missing tooth, it becomes more difficult to eat, drink, and speak over time. Eating and drinking can cause a great deal of discomfort if the gum area in the gap is damaged or irritated by temperature or harshness of the food. Speech can also be impaired, possibly resulting in a lisp or something of that nature as you are forced to articulate differently than you would ordinarily. When you get that tooth replaced, it allows things to flow naturally once more. This means that your tongue will not stumble when you try to speak, and your gums will not be as damaged when trying to eat or drink.
It is easy for bacteria to collect in the pits where teeth used to be. It is also easy to neglect those areas when brushing your teeth because you tend to be focused on, well, your teeth. Getting that tooth replaced allows your oral hygiene routine to be more effective, and to keep halitosis and gum disease at bay.
BiteLock has answers to any questions you may have. If you are suffering from a missing tooth, we can help you to find a solution that will best fit your needs, lifestyle, budget, etc. We are experts, and we care about you, so be sure to give us a call today at (469) 995-7808 to set up an appointment with one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members.
PEDRO F. FRANCO, DDS
HOWARD B. PRICE, DDS
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