Is it necessary to replace a tooth?
The teeth are essential in our body, both for aesthetics and for its masticatory and phonation functionality, as well as for bone and adjacent teeth stabilization.
The most common causes of loss of dental pieces are: Impossibility of restoration due to advanced caries, Periodontal Disease, fractures due to trauma or in endodontic or heavily restored teeth.
85% of people only go to the dentist when they have discomfort or pain and more often than it would be desirable, it is too late to perform a simpler and probably economical treatment leaving the only option to remove the piece.
Once this becomes unavoidable, the option of replacing the dental piece or not, responds to much more than a mere aesthetic option due to the black space that creates the void and the consequent aged appearance due to the sinking of the cheeks and lips but Its effects go beyond.
Many people consider not replacing them, especially when it comes to less visible teeth or perhaps due to economic reasons. However, today there is a range of possibilities and budgets when it comes to dealing with the replacement of a piece. Consult your dental clinic in Valencia!
Perhaps due to a lack of information or oral education, they are not aware of the consequences that not replacing it can lead not only in the mouth but at different points in the body.
A healthy denture implies that it is complete and not only aesthetically pleasing but eminently functional, both when talking and chewing.
Reasons to replace a tooth
We tell you some important reasons for not even thinking about not replacing a lost piece.
The loss of a tooth does not occur overnight. In most cases, it occurs because the patient, due to carelessness or lack of attention, does not attend regular visits to the dentist or pay attention to the leveling and alignment of the teeth, which, over time, does that overload occurs, loss of bone and gum and finally, tooth fall.
You have two options: Or you replace it with one of the options that your dentist in Valencia indicates or you do not replace it (although from our point of view, this is never an option!).
If your choice, despite everything, is the latter, you should know the consequences:
Increased risk of loss of more pieces: With the loss of a dental piece, the adjacent ones tend to occupy part of the vacant space, thereby moving and tilting and the antagonists are extruded, with the consequent danger of rapid loss of bone from support and consequently of the dental pieces. This makes subsequent rehabilitation often more difficult, since in many cases, it requires bone grafts.
If, in addition, the missing pieces are molars, responsible for chewing, this function will be fulfilled by the incisors, with consequent wear, overload and insufficient crushing of food.
Increased risk of periodontal diseases: Gingivitis and periodontitis due to inflammation of the surrounding gums and tissue.
Reduction of the masticatory function: When a piece is absent, the rest have to replace their work, with which they are overloaded, suffering wear, discomfort and a deficient chewing.
For the rest of the organism
But it not only affects your oral health. The rest of your body may also be harmed.
Complications derived from the alteration of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which suffers when the absence of teeth causes the occlusion to be incorrect. This can cause cervical pain, headaches, ear pain and double or blurred vision.
Some oral bacteria such as Streptococcus gordonii take advantage of the inflammation of the gums to enter the bloodstream through tissues; they favor atherosclerosis, being able to damage the heart valves.
Definitely; It is not that it is important to replace lost teeth to recover aesthetics, chewing and chewing, but it must be done in the shortest possible time, so that we can avoid bone loss or dental movements that hinder or prevent dental rehabilitation.
Do you have dental absences and do not know which is the best option to solve it? Always consult with your dentist in Valencia, who will advise you which technique is the most appropriate for your case, always seeking to gain in quality of life, speed, reliability and durability.
To make sure it is, do not hesitate and make an appointment online or through the phone. 96 3303344 or 96 0500242 or on our website www.clinicadentalponssoria.com and consult with your dentist in Valencia.
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