5 Consequences From Loss of Teeth Without Replacement
- Drifting of adjacent teeth: when there is a missing gap, opposing teeth may over-erupt adjacent teeth drift into the empty spaces resulting in food trapping and possible decay
- Difficulty chewing: missing teeth causes issues in chewing that could possibly result in indigestion
- Poor appearance and bone loss: loss of youthful and facial structure due to bone resorption
- Loss of lip support
- Poor speech: difficulty in speaking specially if front teeth are missing
Bone loss will occur when a missing tooth is not replaced. As soon as the natural teeth are removed or fall out, the face begins to age rapidly due to bone loss. If you wait too long, the muscles that let you chew your food begin to shorten to accommodate the reduced space between your nose and your chin. Dental Implants can stop bone loss and restore facial structure.
Register for an upcoming Dental Implant public seminar in the Greater Toronto Area to learn more about what to expect, costs and whether or not you are a candidate.