Why should you replace your missing tooth?
Why is it necessary to replace missing teeth?
A missing tooth can severely influence your daily life. It can affect your oral health and also general health, your appearance, and self-esteem. This article will help you to understand the consequences of tooth loss.
Your teeth: A brief about molars, incisors, gum, and bone.
All of your teeth have an important role to play. They help you chew and grind up food. They also support you speak clearly and are the essence of your smile. We start off with 20 baby teeth when we are children, which then get replaced by 32 permanent teeth.
How Can I lose the tooth?
Identifying how you lossed your last tooth will help you to save the other remaining tooth. You can take step to rescue the teeth.
- Your tooth died:
Plaque is a biofilm that forms on your teeth if it’s not washed away by saliva or regularly brushed away with a toothbrush. Bacteria reacts with sugar and starch in our mouth turns into acids. These acids effect on the tooth enamel by dissolving the minerals that harden it. With time, this can destroy your teeth by creating holes called decay. If not treated properly, your tooth can eventually die.
- Your gums are inflamed:
Gums are made of tissue and ligaments that keep your teeth stable. They hold tooth roots and stimulate your jaw bone to grow around the tooth. When bacteria cause an infection of the gums, these ligaments start dissolving. The gum tears back and the bone around the tooth diminishes.
These called gum diseases, also known as periodontal diseases, loosen your teeth and expose the sensitive tooth roots. Now it’s an easy place for bacteria to form on your teeth and cause tooth-root decay and tooth loss.
- You had an accident:
Accidents, for example in sports, or road accidents can lead to the loss of one or more teeth, and cause trauma to your gums and jaw bone. Often injury only becomes apparent months or years after the accident, when it has already impacted the tooth root.
- It’s genetically determined:
Some people are born with a less number of teeth or no teeth at all (an illness called congenital anodontia), others never develop their permanent adult teeth. Sometimes the surface of your tooth (enamel) isn’t strong enough, which can create a cone or peg-shaped teeth (ectodermal dysplasia).
- Dr. Ankita Gada Dental director says “missing tooth affect the look as well as your digestive process”.
- Dr. Reena Waghela Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Irrespective to the reason of tooth loss one should replace with an artificial tooth in order to keep other teeth safe”.
- Dr. Priyanka Shinghore Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Advanced options for tooth replacement process makes patients to have healthy mouth.”
- Tooth replacement options- American Dental Association (ADA)
- What Can You Do About Missing Teeth?- colgate
- Dental Health and Tooth Restorations- Webmd
How missing tooth affect my life?
A tooth helps in several activities in daily life. A missing tooth creates empty space in the mouth and starts to create other problems.
Effects on jaw bone and gum:
When you lose teeth, it disturbs the interaction between teeth and bone. Gum and bone are no longer stimulated well enough due to the absent teeth, so the jaw bone begins shrinking and your gum pulls back. This can weaken neighboring teeth until they collapse. Teeth in the opposite jaw can then start growing into the gap.
Effects on your appearance:
Missing teeth and a reduced jaw bone can make your face look older. Your cheeks to become dull and saggy because they can no longer fully stabilize your lips and cheeks from the inside.
All your tooth has a certain place to stay. Once the gap created by the missing tooth the surrounding teeth will start to move in the gap. It may create misalignment in your jawline.
Don’t wait till missing tooth to affect remaining teeth. Book an appointment with Sabka dentist to replace your missing tooth.
Dr. Preethi Nagarajan graduated in 2009, obtaining her BDS degree from the faculty of dentistry at the Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune. She then completed her MBA in Health Care and Hospital Management from Tamil Nadu University in 2013. She also successfully acquired a Diploma in Laser and Implant Dentistry in the same year from IALD. She also holds numerous certificates in other specialities. This paved the way for her to become a specialist in Painless Laser Treatment , endodontics, Oral surgery, prosthodontics, periodontology, FMR and Smile Designing.
Post her recent graduation from the Imperial College, London with a Master’s in Public Health in 2017 has provided her the opportunity to publish numerous articles in various international journals. She also spearheaded research projects in the UK and consequently in India. She has worked in various fields of research in Public Health and Dr. Preethi currently works as Dental Director at Sabka Dentist and has worked with the organization for over 8 years.