Missing teeth, especially the lack of 1-2 teeth, is a condition that is not taken seriously, and its treatment is postponed. Still, it causes many negative situations and causes severe damage to oral and dental health over time. 

First, the lack of teeth prevents the complete fulfilment of the chewing function. While chewing should be done on both sides, since chewing cannot be done on the side of the missing tooth, one-sided chewing mainly damages the jaw joint. In addition, poorly chewed foods can cause stomach disorders such as indigestion and gastritis. In this article, we will share with you all you need to know about the subject.   

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Increased Risk of Infection   

Tooth deficiency can cause inflammation due to foods contacting the gums. Also when decided to have an implant, there may also be potential problems with the fusion of the implant with the oral tissues due to infection. Therefore, it can lead to slower healing.

Gum and Jawbone Deterioration      

If the missing teeth are not completed, the roots holding the teeth in that area begin to thin and dissolve. Tooth roots stimulate the gums and jawbones and support bone and tissue health. When a missing tooth is not replaced, the jawbone loses density due to lack of stimulation.

Major Bone Loss       

It would help if you remembered that even a few missing teeth in the back of your mouth could cause significant problems in tooth loss.

If you don’t have teeth, your jawbone will shrink and deteriorate. As a result, your chin and lips may appear sunken. You can also look older. Dental implants replace missing teeth to maintain your youthful facial structure.

Misalignment of Other Teeth

Another consequence of not treating missing teeth is the formation of misalignment teeth. Misalignment of teeth formed as a result of missing teeth can be challenging for the patient during the treatment process:

Makes Your Teeth More Crooked    

First of all, tooth loss negatively affects chewing and speaking. When tooth loss is not compensated, it can cause gingival disorders, creating new problems when new teeth are to be made. The lost tooth will tip over to the adjacent tooth next to it, causing the tooth opposite the missing tooth to lengthen and become crooked. Crooked teeth will also cause cavities and gum problems.

Increased Risk of Tooth Decay

When a tooth is missing in the mouth, the other teeth change. In other words, the teeth may shift towards the empty space. As the symmetrical image is distorted, gaps also occur. This irregularity damages the jaw joint. At the same time, the cavities formed hold food residues, increasing the risk of caries and gingivitis.

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