There are short-term as well as long-term effects to losing one’s teeth. Not only can missing teeth affect the appearance of your smile, it can hamper the normal functions of your teeth – anything from speech to chewing and biting. Missing teeth can also be frustrating and embarrassing. It can make you feel uncomfortable talking to strangers. You would also need to adjust your eating habits as eating and chewing certain types of food like nuts and meat becomes difficult.
It Can Change Your Bite
If you do not replace missing teeth you will have a gap that can cause the neighbouring teeth to move from their original positions and towards the space – changing your bite, and when your bite changes it can affect the way you speak and chew your food.
Can it cause healthy teeth to decay?
Missing teeth can set off a chain reaction with the adjacent teeth moving into the space of the missing teeth. They may overlap and create groves between the teeth, making them harder to clean and more susceptible to risks from decay and gum disease.
It can change the way you eat food
One of the main issues of missing teeth is the ability for you to eat certain foods. Chewing foods can become harder and digest as you have not broken down the foods to small particles and then has an impact on your digestive system. Many people who have missing teeth suffer from poor nutrition, as they tend to avoid foods that are harder to chew like protein meat s and crunchy vegetables.
Hiding your smile
We find this very common hiding your mouth – not smiling because of missing teeth making you feel very self-conscious. Leaving your smile with gaps will cause you to hide your smile at all times when talking to colleagues, friends and family and even smiling for photos and leaving you feeling very uncomfortable, instead of feeling happy to smile for everyone!
Dental Implants Can Change Your Life!
Dental implants are the next best thing to your real teeth. They are metal posts that are surgically implanted into your jaw, below your gums. Implants will keep your replacement teeth from shifting or slipping in your mouth during daily activities such as eating, drinking, and speaking.
Imagine life without having to worry about your missing teeth. Dental implants provide you with a healthy natural look that retains the shape of your face and smile. No one will be able to tell the difference between your dental implants and real teeth. You also don’t need to worry about dentures falling out or bridges becoming loose while you go about your daily life.
If you would like to find out more about Dental Implants or have some question please contact our friendly team on 020 7486 8100.