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Importance of Replacing Lost Teeth

Posted on 4/12/2021 by City Smiles DC
Importance of Replacing Lost TeethPeople lose teeth for a number of reasons, including aging, poor oral health, accidents, or diseases. Although nothing can entirely replace a natural tooth, there are still ways to replace the lost tooth with an artificial imitation.

Imitation includes the more premium dental implants, which are the closest one can get to the real version, and the more affordable dentures. No matter which method you choose for teeth replacement, it is important that you get it done.

Reasons Lost Teeth Need to Be Replaced

There are several reasons why replacing missing teeth is important for the overall dental and jaw health of a person. Some of these reasons are mentioned below:

Adjacent Teeth May Move and Become Misaligned

When a tooth gets removed or is lost, the adjacent teeth shift to cover the space. This may cause them to become misaligned, which is why it is always important to get replacement teeth to fill the gap.

It Might Change Face Shape

Your jaw structure gives shape to your face, and changes in it can cause your face to look different. Since teeth are an integral part of the jaw shape, losing them can also cause your face shape to become different.

Mental Well-Being

Nearly all Americans believe a smile is an important asset for a person and dental health has a direct impact on the attractiveness of the smile. Therefore, not replacing missing teeth might cause a person to have body image issues and cause them emotional distress.

If you have a missing tooth and want to get it replaced, please visitDr. Stuart Ross and Dr. Olga Spivak at City Smiles DCto get the procedure performed.

If you want to explore the options of tooth replacement and find more information about each one, call us today at (202) 223-6300to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to help you out.

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