Thomas M. Weil, D.D.S
Steve L. Koo, D.D.S
Diplomats of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

July 17, 2013

missing teethMissing teeth can impact a smile in a variety of ways, making it important to replace them right away. If you live in Houston, Bellaire, Briargrove, Bunker Hill Village, Galleria, Hunters Creek Village, Katy, Lamar Terrace, Meyerland, or Stafford, your dentist can help restore your smile, making it complete once again.

When you lose one tooth, it immediately puts the rest of your smile at an increased risk of falling out. It is important to go to your dentist right away to inspect your smile. If you lost your tooth from decay or disease, it’s important to have your Houston area dentist treat the problem and restore health to your mouth.

Also, missing teeth can impact the ability of your teeth to function properly for chewing and eating. Over time, your teeth will even begin to shift to try and fill the empty space, further impacting your bite and teeth alignment. Additionally, the roots of your teeth help to maintain your jawbone. Without teeth, your jawbone can shrink over time. Dental implants mimic the root of a natural tooth and can help to stop jawbone loss. Missing teeth can also cause your face to appear to sag, making you look older than you actually are.

For all these reasons and more, it’s important to make sure you have a complete, healthy smile. If you’re missing teeth, it is important to call your Houston, Bellaire, Briargrove, Bunker Hill Village, Galleria, Hunters Creek Village, Katy, Lamar Terrace, Meyerland, or Stafford area dentist right away to restore your smile. If left untreated for too long, the health of your smile could suffer greatly.

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