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Is It Necessary to Replace A Missing Tooth?

Posted on 4/12/2021 by Northstar Dental
Is It Necessary to Replace A Missing Tooth?Losing teeth isn't uncommon, and there are many people who have lost a tooth or two due to various dental health issues such as tooth decay, broken teeth, or gum disease, to name a few.

However, the main question that arises is this – is it necessary to replace a missing tooth?

Many people think that it's okay, and they'll get used to it eventually, especially if it's in the back of the mouth and isn't very visible. However, wherever it may be, it is extremely important to replace a missing tooth. It not only helps improve your overall oral function, but it also prevents a series of problems.

The Importance of Replacing A Missing Tooth

In most cases, a missing tooth can lead to many long-term problems, both physically and mentally. The former has to do with problems inside of the mouth, while the latter is all about outside your mouth.

Mental Consequences

There's a high mental risk involved if you don't replace a missing tooth that includes:

•  Loss of confidence and self-esteem.
•  Being conscious about your smile.
•  Letting people’s comments get to you.
•  Self-doubt due to societal expectations.

Physical Consequences

Losing a tooth and not replacing it has many physical consequences as well, such as:

•  Surrounding teeth loose support.
•  The surrounding teeth might end up shifting towards each other to fill the gap.
•  Possible malocclusion that can result in crossbite or overbite.
•  Difficulty in chewing food properly.

If you have a missing tooth and you've been debating about what to do, we suggest you get it replaced as soon as possible. You must restore your smile, confidence, and prevent possible problems from occurring by contacting us at Northstar Dental. We have many dental experts on board who can help you replace your tooth and bring back your old smile!
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