How Does Missing Teeth Affect My Oral Health?

In modern dentistry, missing teeth is one of the most common conditions dentists treat. There are many reasons to how someone can lose their teeth, but no matter the reason, the effects of missing teeth can greatly impact your remaining teeth as well as the surrounding structure of your mouth.

When people lose teeth, the surrounding teeth in their mouth tend to move more often and quickly. The term “drifting” can either occur when a tooth moves at an angle towards the anterior of the mouth; or the tooth above moves down into the space of the missing tooth, also known as a super eruption.

This can be harmful in many ways, including:

  • Increased sensitivity from the root becoming exposed
  • Fractured teeth due to drifting
  • Weakened tooth structure due to the abundant force of remaining teeth
  • Increased risk of harmful infection and disease

Replacing Missing Teeth

Replacing teeth is also important to help a patient’s mouth function better. There are many options for replacing missing teeth, ranging from implants to more affordable options such as oral removable devices. It’s best to consult with your dentist to devise a proper treatment plan that best fits your needs.

Contact Dental Health 360 ° today by visiting us online or calling (201) 809-9566. We proudly serve patients in the Paramus, NJ or Spring Valley, NY areas.

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