Treatments to Replace Missing Teeth
Why should a person get a replacement for a missing tooth? Well there are many reasons to get it replaced instead of leaving a gap! The first reason is to prevent bone loss. This process, called resorption, begins as soon as the tooth is removed and gets worse over time. The sooner a missing tooth is replaced, the better. Another reason for tooth replacement is to prevent drifting of the teeth. When adjacent teeth have nothing to lean against they will begin to shift and move until there is something there to hold them in place.