Replace Missing Teeth
Why replace missing teeth?
Although some patients do adapt to missing teeth and function just fine day to day, the majority of us develop serious problems from missing teeth. When it is a front tooth, it goes without question that esthetics is the main concern. When it is a back tooth, the reasons to replace are less obvious short of making sure we can chew our food properly. Below is a nice explanation of the serious long term complications that can develop from a missing tooth:
Single Tooth Loss
What can be done about it?
There are many advantages and disadvantages to either option so it is essential that you consult with your dentist to find out which option is best for you.