Teeth usually fall out as a result of gum disease, trauma, severe tooth decay or when it is extracted by a dentist to relieve painful symptoms, to prevent damage to the surrounding teeth or restrict the infection. When a tooth is removed or falls out, an empty tooth socket is left behind. Most people simply allow the site to heal and don’t take any further action. However, the truth is that you should have your missing tooth replaced to ensure good oral health. Here are some reasons to have your missing tooth replaced quickly.
To Prevent Bone Loss:
When a tooth is lost, the jawbone will no longer be able to stimulate the force of chewing. As a result, the body absorbs the bone tissue from the jawbone which leads to bone loss. Over time, bone loss can cause the shape of your face to change completely.
To Maintain An Even Bite:
If a tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth will shift to the gaps. Once the teeth have shifted, the upper arch and the lower arch do not meet properly, leading to uneven bite which further affects the jaw and teeth.
To Prevent The Opposing Tooth From Growing Longer:
For instance, when a tooth on the upper arch is lost, the tooth that is directly below it tends to grow longer to fill the gap as there is no opposing force to restrict its growth.
To Retain Function Of Your Teeth:
The main functions of your teeth are biting and chewing as well as helping you to speak. To do all these functions perfectly, all the teeth should be present. When the teeth are missing, it affects your ability to bite and grind food as well as to speak.
At Greenwood Plenty Dental Care, we have been treating our patients with the leading dental technologies and methodologies to provide the best possible dental care. If you have lost your tooth and want to have it replaced, don’t wait to call our dental clinic on (03) 9466 7843 and book an appointment with one of our dentists in Bundoora.