A few missing teeth may not threaten your self-esteem. Besides, why worry when you still have remaining teeth left? Unfortunately, skipping restorative dentistry in Conroe because you think it’s no big deal may jeopardize your oral health in more ways than one. When you lose your permanent teeth, it will not only affect your smile, but it will dramatically impact your oral health. What’s going to happen if you don’t replace missing teeth?
When your teeth are complete, they will stay where they are, but if you start losing some of them, perhaps because of tooth decay or advanced-stage gum disease, the adjacent teeth will rotate and shift into the space where your missing teeth once were.
Consequently, the abnormal shifting of your teeth will result in bite problems. Without treatment, this can lead to TMJ complications and chewing difficulties.
Tooth loss doesn’t just result in shifting teeth. Studies show that missing teeth can also lead to gum and bone deterioration due to the lack of stimulation that was once present when you had tooth roots. If bone loss and gum recession are allowed to progress, it will imminently compromise your surrounding teeth causing them to fall off.
When your jawbone is compromised, it will affect your facial structure. The height of your face will shorten, giving you an older look. Furthermore, your cheeks will droop and become hollow.
You can prevent these consequences by seeking treatment for missing teeth. At Barker Dentistry, we offer customized dental restoration treatment to restore your smile, improve your oral function, and enhance your oral health. Our team has years of experience to give you your best smile! If you want to learn about your options, book an appointment with us today.