Replacing a missing tooth is of great importance to preventing further oral healthcare issues. Missing teeth can lead to a variety of future problems including food and debris becoming lodged in the gap left by the tooth, which in turn can lead to decay.
Tooth loss can also exacerbate the loss of bone density in the jaw which can affect the facial structure of the patient, often leading to premature signs of ageing. A missing tooth can also cause the remaining teeth to move and misalign as they try to fill the gap left by the tooth.
A missing tooth does more than just affect your oral health, however, it also affects your daily life. Speaking and eating can become difficult with a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, and it can negatively impact your self-confidence.