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Why Replace Missing Teeth?
The effects of missing teeth can be devastating. Missing teeth are very detrimental to long term oral and medical health. Also, missing teeth are also associated with old age. When teeth are missing the surrounding bone disappears and the face will collapse into the empty space. This causes wrinkles and a pre-mature elderly appearance.
Pasadena, Texas Dentist Michael Nugent is a leader in cosmetic dental implant solutions. Dr. Nugent sees patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, League City, La Porte, Friendswood and Houston Texas. Dr. Nugent will show you how replacing missing teeth can dramatically improve your smile and prevent wrinkles. Dental implants are the most advanced, conservative and longest lasting way to replace missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth greatly enhances dental health and self-esteem.
Missing Teeth can create an Off-Bite Relationship
Having gaps where teeth are missing will affect the way the jaw closes. Teeth like to work together. When a tooth is missing the remaining teeth begin to tilt and drift into the gaps. This causes “food traps” where food and bacteria accumulate. The remaining teeth are at greater risk for decay and periodontal disease. The tilting and drifting will also cause problems for the opposing teeth. The opposite tooth will begin to hyper erupt and begin to move into the open space of the missing tooth. This causes all of the teeth to get out of alignment when the jaw tries to close. The jaw joints and muscles begin to have problems and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems arise.
Missing Teeth Cause Jawbone Deterioration
When a tooth is lost, either from gum disease or an extraction, the bone that once supported that tooth is no longer needed. The bone will rapidly disappear by a process is called resorption. This bone loss continues forever. Therefore, the longer a tooth is missing, the greater the bone loss. There is only ONE way to prevent bone loss from missing teeth: replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulate and preserve bone levels.
Over time, bone resorption has a considerable negative effect on quality of life. As more teeth are lost it becomes increasingly difficult to eat and chew food. Research shows that 29 percent of denture wearers eat only soft or mashed foods. Furthermore, around 50 percent of denture patients avoid many foods altogether. The jaw bone deterioration can get so severe that the jaw bone can fracture.
The Benefits of Replacing a Tooth Immediately
It is very beneficial to replace a missing tooth as soon as it is lost. Replacing the missing tooth will maintain good oral health, prevent bone loss and stop surrounding teeth from moving. Teeth are a very important part of the digestive system. Teeth provide more functions than just chewing food. Teeth are necessary for the health of the gum tissue and jaw bone.
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