Think It’s Not Necessary To Replace Missing Back Teeth?

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Some individuals who lose a posterior tooth question whether to replace it. After all, it doesn’t show when you smile and there are other teeth to take over the chewing functions. Why not avoid the cost to replace it and save some money? Actually, there are several critical reasons to replace a back tooth¬†with a permanent tooth implant if possible:

1. The adjacent tooth (or teeth) may start shifting.

If a tooth tips, moves or rotates, it can influence the bite. The unopposed tooth can also move, though it generally moves outward from the bone (over-eruption). Teeth that are displaced can become more vulnerable to gum disease, decay, or TMJ pain.

2. The underlying bone will eventually recede.

Without the tooth root, the jaw bone pulls back. This changes the shape of the face and gives it a sunk-in look due to a reduction in supporting bone. The vertical shortening progresses and becomes more pronounced as you get older.

3. There will be increased stress on the teeth that take over the chewing functions.

This can result in excessive wear, fracture, or pain.

If you have a missing posterior tooth and want to learn about dental implants, call Vitangeli Dental at 937-836-3565 to schedule an appointment.

 

Contact Vitangeli Dental:

937-836-3565

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

320 Union Blvd
Englewood, Ohio
45322

 

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