The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

By March 7, 2017 June 11th, 2018 Dental Tips, Dr. Dane Dudley
importance of replacing missing teeth

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

Did you know that 178 million people have at least one missing tooth (1)?

Whether it’s your front or back teeth, having them replaced is important. If you are missing any of your front teeth, aesthetics are an obvious concern. Since they are hidden from sight, back teeth receive less attention and are often neglected when they become missing. A loss in any of your teeth can impair your chewing ability and affect your jaw placement which could lead to some changes in your facial features. It also puts pressure on the remaining teeth which can cause them to wear prematurely and shift. When your teeth shift out of their proper position, they become harder to clean, which can lead to gum disease, decay and further tooth loss.

Thankfully, you can reverse these effects through with procedures like:

All of these are provided by here at Ericson Dental. If you want to know more about these methods and determine which is right for you, call us to book a consultation today. With so many options available we can have you smiling again!