Why Should I Replace My Teeth?
Maybe you only lost a few molars in the back of your mouth. Do you really need to replace those? The answer is yes. When you lose your natural teeth and don’t replace them, a number of things can happen.
First, your remaining teeth can shift out of place in order to accommodate that extra space in your mouth. This can throw off your bite and lead to TMJ disorder. TMJ disorder comes with painful symptoms including jaw, neck, and back pain, frequent headaches and migraines, ear pain, tinnitus, and more.
The next thing that will happen if you don’t replace your missing teeth is bone loss. When your jaw no longer has teeth to support, the bone begins to resorb. The bone doesn’t just support teeth, it also supports your facial structure. As bone resorption occurs, the lower third of your face will begin to show early signs of aging. You may notice more wrinkles around the mouth, sagging skin under the chin, turkey neck, and thinner lips. You may look years older than your biological age.
Losing your teeth will also limit your ability to chew depending on which teeth you’ve lost. Every tooth has a purpose and type of food it’s meant to chew. If you lose too many teeth, you might have to eat a soft food diet.
The last way losing your teeth will impact your life is by impacting your confidence. When you lose your teeth and don’t replace them, you might feel embarrassed about your smile—especially if the tooth loss was in the front of your mouth.
The reason you should replace your missing teeth is to avoid all of the issues listed above. Simple as that.
Signs You Should Replace Your Dentures
Maybe you’ve already replaced your teeth with dentures. If you’re unhappy with your dentures though, they can impact your life almost as much as tooth loss as a whole. Just because you have dentures doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from new dentures.
Here are some signs you should replace your dentures.