Dental Implants & Dentures - Why missing teeth must be replaced
Why Missing Teeth Must Be Replaced
Most patients show some concern over the replacement of natural teeth with dentures, associating the loss of teeth with old age in the same way that others resist wearing eyeglasses or using a hearing aid. Millions of persons of all ages have improved their eating, speaking, and physical appearance by obtaining attractive and well-fitted dental implants or dentures. Also, each tooth functions to hold the teeth opposite and on either side in place. Missing teeth would mean shifting teeth and a host of other problems. For example, food particles could lodge in the spaces created by the shifting teeth, followed by the formation of plaque and the development of periodontal disease, resulting in the loss of additional teeth.