Missing Teeth Can Cause Serious Issues
Missing teeth are embarrassing, but can also cause a multitude of problems including tooth decay and gum disease.
Mak DDS explains that much like a two edged sword, missing teeth, which are most commonly caused from periodontal disease can cause additional gum disease.
When you lose a tooth, your jawbone has nothing to keep it exercised. The roots of your teeth keep your jawbone active, and without those roots, you will lose bone and gum tissue. Even teeth that are missing in the back of your mouth can be an issue.
Chewing and Digestion Issues
Your posterior teeth are used to chew and if they are missing, it can make eating difficult. Steak, pork, chicken, and even fish need to be chewed for proper digestion. When you chew your food properly, it will digest and make you feel nourished. Dr. Mark Kujiraoka from Mak DDS can help.
Smiling is Non Existent
Although you may only be missing one or two back teeth, it will affect the rest of your smile. Although the changes may not be noticeable at first, missing back teeth will cause the rest of your teeth to shift making your straight smile crooked and compromised. When you replace missing teeth with dental implants, you will notice an improvement when you flash your pearly whites.
Loss of Facial Structure
The teeth that were once stimulating the jawbone will cause shrinkage completely changing the entire structure of your smile and your face. If you have a missing tooth at the bottom of your mouth, the rest of your teeth will move into place and become crooked giving you that sunken in look. Regardless of your age, missing teeth can make you look older than you actually are.
If you have missing teeth and are looking for an alternative to dentures, dental implants Sacramento could be the answer. Call Mak DDS for a no obligation dental implants consultation, it really will make a difference. Call or click today.