Problems Caused by Missing Teeth
Posted: Mar 15, 2014
The loss of natural teeth greatly affects a person’s life. Missing teeth problems only become bigger with the passage of time, so it is important to get long-lasting and reliable solutions so that one may continue leading a good quality of life. Dental implants offer ideal missing teeth solutions, and address the problems caused by the loss of one tooth, several teeth, or all teeth.
What are the Problems Caused by Missing Teeth?
Aesthetic Issues – Losing one tooth, several teeth, or all teeth affects the entire appearance of the smile. Even a single missing tooth can make a smile look incomplete. Losing a few or all of the teeth leaves the whole smile looking very unattractive and unhealthy. The loss of teeth makes the lips and mouth area looking hollow and shrunken, making the patient look much older. Implants and teeth restorations replace the normal form of missing teeth.
Difficulty in Eating – Chewing, biting, and eating will be difficult to do with missing teeth. Without the help of the teeth, the gums will bear the brunt of biting and chewing on food items, resulting to painful gums. Hard and chewy items will be almost impossible to eat with tooth loss problems.
Difficulty in Speaking – Tooth loss, especially in the front area of the mouth, can make normal speaking hard to do. Consonants and the "s" sound will most probably come out sounding abnormal, making it difficult for other people to understand what a missing teeth sufferer is saying.
Jawbone Deterioration – The loss of natural teeth also includes the loss of the natural tooth roots. These tooth roots are responsible for stimulating the jawbone so that the good quality of the bone is maintained. With the loss of the tooth roots, the jawbone will slowly start to deteriorate and become thinner with the passage of time. This bone deterioration will also affect one’s appearance; as the jawbone deteriorates and becomes thinner, the face takes on a hollow appearance that makes one look much older and unattractive. Dental implants replace the function of lost tooth roots, and stimulate the jawbone to prevent deterioration.
Loss of Confidence – Missing teeth problems will most likely lead to the loss of self confidence. When a person is missing a single tooth, several teeth, or all teeth – it will be hard to speak and interact with other people. The knowledge that one has missing teeth can affect one’s social life, and even a person’s professional and love life. Dental implants as missing teeth replacements can help bring back one’s confidence to interact with other people in a normal manner.
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