When a tooth is lost, why replace it? This is common question when a tooth is lost. To understand why you need to replace a tooth you need to understand the function of teeth.
Everyone knows that teeth are used in chewing. Without proper chewing, proper digestions cannot occur.
Teeth are also important for speaking. Your tongue depends on your teeth to help make complicated letter sounds.
Aesthetics is another major function of your teeth. Teeth maintain the size and shape of your lower face. Without teeth, the form and function of your mouth can be effected.
Once again, why replace a lost tooth? When a tooth is lost, the patients ability to chew, speak, and smile can be effected.
Preventing tooth loss is our goal as a dental practice. However, if a tooth is lost, replacing it to maintain all the functions of your teeth and mouth is important.