Is it important if you are missing a back tooth?
No one can see it so what’s the problem. The real problem with tooth loss isn’t aesthetics, although depending on where the missing tooth is this is a factor; it’s the bone loss that comes with it.
The alveolar bone which surrounds the teeth needs constant stimulation in order to stay healthy. Without the stimulation which comes from the teeth themselves the bone gradually fades away.
If a number of teeth are lost the bone in that area will also fade away, this impacts on chewing food, speaking and the way you will look, the contours of the face and lips change causing problems with self confidence! Another problem can be that when there is a space left due to tooth loss the teeth around that area will start to fill that gap, this means your existing teeth will move and end up crocked and misaligned.
Fortunately there is something we can do to prevent bone loss after you have lost a tooth. Dental implants, a titanium screw is placed into the jaw bone and stimulates bone growth and stops you’re other teeth moving into the space left over from a lost tooth preventing a crocked smile. Dental implants look natural and if you look after them they will last as long as your natural teeth. To learn more about dental implants please visit maryleboneimplantcentre.co.uk