Is It Necessary to Replace a Missing Tooth?

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It can be distressing to lose a tooth. Whether due to an injury, deterioration, or gum disease, you now have a gap between your teeth where that tooth once sat. It is really necessary to replace that tooth, when you have so many other teeth that are healthy? It turns out there are a number of important reasons why you should consider replacing that missing tooth.

What can cause tooth loss?

A number of situations might cause you to lose a tooth. Sometimes an injury to the face and mouth might knock a tooth out that can’t be reattached. Serious tooth decay might result in a tooth needing to be removed. Gum disease can also cause tooth loss.

Once that tooth is gone, you don’t have to replace it; however, there are a number of compelling reasons why you should. Replacing the missing tooth helps you avoid many more serious dental problems. Dr. Ana Grace Santos can help you find a solution for that missing tooth that is right for you.

Why should I replace a missing tooth?

Aside from how it appears, you may think it’s not a big deal to have an empty space between your teeth. However, leaving an empty gap in your mouth can actually cause some pretty serious dental problems over time.

Not replacing a missing tooth can:

Although replacing a missing tooth seems like a lot of time and energy, it’s worth it to avoid having much more serious dental issues in the future. Dr. Ana Grace Santos works with you to find the right solution for your missing tooth to preserve your overall dental health.

What can be done about a missing tooth?

There are a few options for replacing missing teeth, including crowns, dentures, bridges, and implants. Although each treatment has its advantages and disadvantages, Dr. Santos highly recommends dental implants.

Dental implants are a great option for replacing a missing tooth because they:

Implants are a wonderful solution to your tooth loss because once the implant is installed, it will match your existing teeth and look like it has always been there.

Losing a tooth is an unfortunate experience that leaves an unattractive gap between your teeth. While you can leave it as-is, you really should replace that tooth to keep from developing a number of more serious dental conditions. Call or click today to set up your appointment with Dr. Ana Grace Santos to start on the road to tooth replacement!

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