Are you missing one or multiple teeth? If so, you know that this is a problem that affects the way you look and the way you are able to function on a daily basis. However, you may do your best to get by and convince yourself that it’s something you can tolerate if you just try hard enough. The bad news is that choosing to avoid tooth replacement can have a very negative impact on your life and your oral health. Let’s examine a few reasons to get serious about completing your smile.
Reason #1: For Your Overall Wellbeing
If you’re missing any number of teeth, you will quickly discover that your diet will not remain the same. Instead, you will begin cutting certain foods out of your daily life because they become too difficult to eat, they are uncomfortable to chew, or they become stuck in open spaces. Protect your ability to eat a well-balanced diet by agreeing to tooth replacement.
Reason #2: It Can Cause Headaches
Did you know that missing teeth could lead to a variety of symptoms including headaches? When you lose a tooth or multiple teeth and you choose to turn down the option for tooth replacement, your bite is left unbalanced. As a result, you may change the position in which you hold your jaws, chewing may become a challenge, and discomfort may ensue.
Reason #3: Your Smile Might Totally Change
Beyond the fact that you now have an open space (or more) in your smile, which changes its appearance, your teeth may move. Yes, they will physically shift in the direction of the open sockets in your mouth, which can leave you needing braces and tooth replacement.