People usually think of getting teeth replaced if they are front teeth or compromise their looks. But missing teeth can cause much more harm than just affecting your looks!!
Complete set of teeth in mouth maintains the integrity of your upper and lower teeth arch. Appropriate teeth contacts prevent migration of adjacent and opposing teeth. When a tooth is lost or removed due to any reason, this stable contact is lost in turn leading to migration of adjacent and opposing teeth into the new empty space created. This eventually leads to series of pathological changes like
Options available to replace missing teeth and restore arch integrity range from removable , combination of removable-fixed, and fixed prosthesis( tooth supported or implant supported). A team of prosthodontist, implantologist, periodontist, oral surgeon will do a comprehensive examination , will require you to undertake radiographs and scan to decide best treatment option for you.
If you or your family and friends have missing teeth, kindly consult your prosthodontist and implantologist as early as possible to ensure healthy teeth, muscles and jaw joint.