Consequences of Tooth Loss

In our bodies, everything is interconnected. One missing tooth or one incorrectly placed filling can cause a number of health problems. If you have missing teeth and live in Burbank, please contact My Dentist Burbank today to discuss the treatment options possible for you.

Missing tooth/teeth give you:

  • Unpleasant smile
  • Drifting of the adjacent teeth
  • Loss of bone at the site
  • Over-eruption of the opposing tooth
  • Tooth decays
  • Inefficiency in chewing food
  • Looking older than your age
  • TM Joint problem

To find out more detail about the consequences of tooth loss, ask the best dentist in Burbank, Dr. Sahakyan. Please call 1-818-578-2332 for an appointment today.

Unpleasant Consequences of Tooth Loss

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In some cases, the loss of teeth can have the following unpleasant consequences:

Changes in facial appearance

If at least one chewing tooth is missing, then the adjacent teeth will change their position. The nature of emptiness does not tolerate it. The remaining teeth will try to close the missing space and interfere with the movement of the lower jaw. This leads to pathological processes in the mastication muscles and temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

When a chewing tooth is missing, the opposite tooth in the upper jaw will not be involved in chewing food. Thus, two teeth stop working. Further, the situation worsens. The upper chewing tooth needs a load on its surrounding tissues. And when there is no load, the tooth on the upper jaw begins to move downward. Due to which its root is exposed, the tooth becomes mobile. As a result, it becomes necessary to remove the mobile tooth

Health problems caused by tooth loss

Due to the lack of teeth, food is chewed worse, which means that the risk of acquiring problems with the gastrointestinal tract increases. In addition, due to the displacement of the load, permanent periodontal injuries are possible. In general, patients with lost teeth should think about their diet and reduce the amount of solid food they consume.

Poor oral hygiene

Perhaps the most dangerous risk factor faced by patients losing their teeth is poor oral hygiene. Due to the displacement between the teeth, the distance is reduced. Between them, food gets clogged up and begins to decompose. All this leads to the formation of cavities and other serious diseases.

To prevent the bacteria from increasing, it is important to destroy the bacteria in plaque by carefully brushing your teeth at least twice a day and by flossing daily. It is very important to see the Burbank dentist at least twice a year, even if you think your oral health is fine.

Psychological problems

Teeth that have fallen out of the front row directly affect the appearance of a person’s image. A person experiences constant discomfort due to the deterioration of articulation functions and appearance when communicating with people at work, in public places, or just spending time with friends. All of this can lead to a decrease in self-esteem and the development of emotional problems.

Treatment Solutions

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The goal of modern dentistry is to repair the patient’s mouth to normal function, aesthetics, comfort, health, and speech, regardless of the injury or the disease that a patient has.

However, the more teeth a patient is missing, the more difficult this goal becomes with traditional dentistry.

Gratefully, in modern dentistry, there are solutions for the replacement of missing teeth. These include implants, dentures, and bridges. These replacement solutions help to restore an aesthetically functional and enjoyable smile. They give the face back a more youthful and healthy appearance.

All of these treatment solutions require an accurate preceding assessment by a highly qualified specialist.

My Dentist Burbank is the best dental office for a detailed, complete analysis of your smile. We will suggest the various treatment options available to you. Please call 1-818-578-2332 for an appointment today.


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