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Missing Teeth? 3 Essential Reasons You Need a Dentist to Replace Them Right Away!

Your tooth has fallen out. So what? You think it is not a big deal; it’s gone and there is no need to replace it. You can live without a tooth plus going to the dentist is only going to cost you time and money, right?


Missing teeth need to be replaced to keep you and your oral cavity healthy. Teeth are an important part of human anatomy. Without teeth here is what can happen:

Each Tooth Is Part of Our Actions

Do you feel like having a long conversation with your friend that you haven’t seen in ages? Are you looking forward to that delicious meal for dinner? Well, forget it. Without teeth, you are unable to do simple things like speaking properly or chewing your food correctly.

Now, do you want to replace your missing tooth?

Altered Facial Structure

You go to look in the mirror and notice something different about yourself. Your face doesn’t look like it once did, it’s changing and morphing into a different shape. But why? Your teeth not only provide you with the ability to speak and eat but give you the facial structure you have grown accustomed to.

Missing teeth cause your mouth to shift, bone to deteriorate, and muscles to droop over time. Your cheeks become hollow and saggy as they no longer have the support they used to. Is it time to go to the dentist? Yes, your dentist can help restructure your face by adding false teeth into your mouth. Your face, though looking healthier, may still never be the same. It is important to get help as soon as you lose a tooth so that you’re not stuck with an altered appearance.

Shifting to Disease

When you have missing teeth, it is like a sign for the teeth still in your mouth to shift and move into space where your other teeth once were. This doesn’t sound so bad but can cause teeth to topple over one another, chipping and breaking, appearing crooked, and even lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Gaps left by missing teeth allow gum disease and tooth decay easier access into your mouth.

Avoid getting your mouth into real trouble by visiting the dentist as soon as you have a missing tooth so you don’t have to worry about dental diseases.

The money and time you spend at the dentist will be well worth it. You can keep your smile, ward off disease and prevent disfigurement of your oral cavity. Avoid spending extra time and your hard-earned dollars on avoidable treatments. You will feel happier knowing that your teeth are functioning as they should, so you can enjoy a meal and catch up on the latest gossip with your friends. Call your dentist for a consultation to determine which treatment is best for your missing tooth situation.


Medically reviewed by Dr. Gurshant Grewal - a Registered Dentist on October 4, 2019

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