Frequently Asked Questions
- Q?Why do I need to replace a missing tooth in the back of my mouth where the space cannot be seen?
Chewing is the first stage of digestion and a missing tooth can lead to improper digestion and a multitude of problems in the future. One missing tooth can lead to the loss of other teeth. When a tooth is missing, the teeth beside the missing tooth may shift and cause periodontal disease and lead to losing the adjacent teeth. The tooth opposing the missing tooth may drop down or rise up into the empty space causing periodontal disease and lead to losing another tooth also. Waiting to replace a tooth in the future may make the treatment more difficult than replacing a tooth close to the time when it is removed. Replacing missing teeth improve the quality of your total well-being and not just your mouth.