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Once a person crosses into their teenage years, they no longer have baby teeth. They have permanent teeth that are supposed to last a lifetime. However, that's not always possible as evolution has not been able to take into account the falls, tumbles and sugar content of today! So chances are that by your middle age, you are going to have lost a tooth to decay or a physical injury.
It would be easy to ignore the empty space and go about life. In fact, why even bother to replace it with a 'fake' tooth?
Depending on where the missing tooth is located, you can find it difficult to form and pronounce words. That empty gap will make it tough to speak words clearly.
The front teeth have the most effect on speaking since they play a big role in articulation of consonant sounds. A missing tooth can even cause lisps or whistling sounds when you speak.
The loss of a tooth will force your teeth to adapt and work differently. There will be an imbalance of bite pressure throughout your jaw. For example, if you have a missing molar on the right side of your mouth, you will prefer to chew and grind food on the left side.
This will put unnecessary strain on the left side of your mouth. Depending on which tooth you lose, eating some types of food can become difficult. For example, losing your canine tooth will make it difficult to tear meat from bone.
When your tooth falls out, it leaves the gum and nerves exposed. There is a possibility of it becoming infected. This is especially if a lot of food collects in the open gap. Food accumulated there can become rotten and spread bacteria through your gum. A gum infection will cause pain through your mouth, weakness in gums and you could even lose more teeth.
Tooth loss will affect your jawbone structure. Bone is a constantly growing tissue that is sensitive to the conditions around it. The loss of your tooth and the eventual death of your nerve roots will affect your jaw's structure. Your bone will stop regenerating and you will experience bone loss.
Bone loss is worse if the gums get infected.
Good teeth give you a good smile and your smile's not going to be the same if a tooth is missing.
However, there is no need to feel insecure about it. You have many options when it comes to fixing up a missing tooth. Additionally, it's best that you get it done as soon as possible to prevent any infections from developing. It is a simple process and you can get it done in a single procedure.
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Dr. Alexander Yeh and Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi are registered general dentists. They graduated in the same class at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry.
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