Top Reasons To Replace A Missing Tooth
Have you recently had a tooth removed and are unsure if you are going to replace it? We know that it can be heartbreaking when a tooth is removed. No matter if the tooth is lost to decay, injury, trauma, or a medical condition, it can be tough to decide whether the tooth should be replaced. We are here to tell you that no matter the location of the tooth, it should always be replaced. Read on to learn about the importance of replacing your missing tooth.
Why Replace a Missing Tooth?
There can be a number of reasons that a patient might be missing a tooth or need to have a tooth extracted. Whatever the reason, we know that it can leave patients feeling overwhelmed and self-conscious, especially if the gap left behind is visible. Patients who are missing a visible tooth are usually eager to replace it as soon as possible; however, those missing rear molars may have reservations. We are here to tell you that, no matter the location of your tooth, it should always be replaced. Your teeth work as a unit, and when one is missing, it disrupts the function of the other teeth. A missing tooth causes the surrounding teeth to work harder and can lead to uneven wear that will eventually cause damage, such as worn enamel or cracking of the surface of the tooth.
Reasons to Replace Missing Teeth
There are many reasons to replace missing teeth, but the most important are:
- Prevent surrounding teeth from shifting out of place
- Eliminate the possibility of the jawbone deteriorating
- Ensure that you are properly chewing our food
- Eliminate the possibility of developing a lisp or speech impediment
If you are in need of a tooth replacement, we are happy to discuss the variety of tooth replacement options we offer. We will discuss your lifestyle and budget and find a solution that will leave you with beautiful and lasting results. Call our office located in Terre Haute, IN to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!