Hidden Consequences of Missing Teeth

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Hidden Consequences of Missing Teeth

Dentist Bulleen

Gentle Dentistry Bulleen

We are all aware about the importance of teeth. We all grew up listening to our parents about the importance of dental hygiene.  Imagine yourself without teeth would be the scariest thing that can happen with someone. Everyone knows that losing teeth leads to problem in eating, speaking and most important it has a great impact on your looks.

When you have a missing tooth, it will probably alter your appearance, but did you know that it could have a lots of other effect that have nothing to do with your looks.

  • Facial Structure

Teeth are embedded in the jaw bone, when tooth is lost the supporting bone starts to disintegrate or shrinks in size. When multiple teeth are missing, the amount of jaw bone shrinkage is high which in turn affects the appearance of facial structure. This affect leads to facial sagging that makes you look older and it might cause profound emotional effects on individual.

 

  • Joint Problems

The full sets of teeth are mandatory to maintain the exact level. When teeth are lost, opposing teeth tend to close in abnormal posture creating unnatural pressure/force on jaw joint. This in turn results in pain in the jaw joint and also unexplained headache.

 

  • Physiological impact

When people lose their teeth they often try to hide their missing teeth, covering their mouth with hands, avoid eating in public and even totally disengaging from social situations to avoid any potential embarrassment. The physical and psychological effects of tooth loss can be hugely damaging to a person’s overall wellbeing.

Contact Lincoln Dental to discuss all your dental issues and keep your teeth healthy!!