Why you should replace missing Teeth

October 4, 2022

If you are missing a tooth, you may think it’s no big deal, especially if it doesn’t show when you smile or talk. Well, think again!  Teeth play a major role in your life, be it from making you look attractive to chewing food. However, loss of teeth can have several consequences like teeth shifting from their current position and bacteria accumulating under the gum line, resulting in diseases and loss of tissue. If left untreated, this can become infected resulting in swelling and discomfort.

Effects of missing teeth:

Effects on the bite and other teeth:

Just like the tyres of a car, your teeth are designed to function as a unit. Loss of one tooth or multiple teeth results in additional pressure coming onto the chewing surfaces of the other teeth as a result of which the other teeth tend to wear out faster leading to difficulties in chewing food and sensitivity.

Movement of other teeth:

Teeth are held into position by the other teeth besides it. When a tooth is missing, the adjacent teeth tend to move unevenly into its position. This is known as drifting of teeth and leads to the whole bite becoming unstable. Due to an unstable bite, it becomes difficult to chew food properly and can eventually affects the jaw joint resulting in headaches, neck pain and back pain.

Effect on the underlying bone:

The articulation of the jaw becomes more difficult while munching the food because the jaw does not detect the tooth which is missing and in turn, the tongue or the inner cheek is damaged due to the misaligned teeth. If you lose just one tooth, the gum and bone attached to the tooth starts to become less over time. Bone loss is one common fallout of missing teeth. The most common cause of bone loss is tooth loss left unreplaced, especially multiple teeth. 
Replacing teeth with full or partial dentures doesn’t solve the problem as the dentures exert a very small amount of chewing pressure on the bone compared to natural teeth. 

Food choices:

Each one of us has different choices of food. Most of the time the food is hard and needs a good munch. A missing tooth can be a disadvantage to have the best food choices as it becomes difficult to chomp the food. If food is not chewed properly, it can lead to lack of proper nutrients. Due to movement of teeth from their ideal position, chewing can cause pain for the person, causing them to eat less or eat different foods.

Missing teeth and lisp:

When the front teeth are missing, the airstream broadens. The airstream hits the back of the teeth or the dental wall and rebounds around until the air exits the mouth, creating strident or friction sound. This leads to a lisping sound while speaking and can be quite embarrassing

Makes you look older:

The normal process of teeth is from the age of  35 to 44 years old. As you grow older, your teeth experience wear and tear that could affect your overall health. 

Loss of teeth makes the face look shorter and protrusion of the upper lip and chin makes the face look saggy and older, which is due to shrinkage in the upper and lower jaw bone. Replacing missing teeth will help retain the shape of your face. People who lose their teeth, whether one or more may experience effects in their health, which includes emotional health.

Dental treatments are known to be expensive and burn a hole in your pockets due to which people refrain from visiting a dentist. This causes their dental health to worsen over time. However in Goa, the costs for replacing missing teeth are cheaper compared to other countries like England, Spain, France and Germany.  So if you’re thinking of visiting the dentist to replace missing teeth do consider visiting Smile Craft Goa. So book your appointment and get your treatment done because your smile is your identity.

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Eva Braganca
Eva Braganca
13:41 19 Nov 22
After reading positive reviews, I wanted to give it a try, I must say I had a very good experience. I had a filling done with another dentist for my front tooth, it was not matching my tooth colour.When smiling people used to tell me I have lipstick on my teeth and I had to tell them that it’s a filling and not lipstick. Dr. Schuyler had replaced the filling which is matching my teeth colour. He is very informative and explains everything in details which is easy for the patient to understand. Very happy with their service. In future will be getting my implants done with him. Highly recommended.
Siddanth Shetty
Siddanth Shetty
07:13 11 Nov 22
Cool Dentist period!!I am visiting this clinic from past 3 months, got the best treatment possible. I had a front chipped tooth which Dr Schuyler fixed and made it look as it was naturally ,which boosted my confidence in social and professional life. I was treated by Dr Anthea also she was the sweetest doctor ever taking care of her patients in the most professional way. The staff is too good with the patients , giving follow-up calls and reminders in a very polite and gentle way.Overall one of the best Dentist clinic. Worth it.
E 19
E 19
07:25 14 Jul 22
With the pandemic in 2019, I never consulted a dentist until I moved back to Goa, India, last month (June 2022).As I was googling and looking for a good dentist in Margao, I came across - Smile Craft. Their website was nice and fancy among all the other dental clinics, but I wasn't sure if they were the best.Yet, I thought I would give them a shot. My primary concern was my molar which went wrong after I did a root canal years back. So I got my appointment booked and was consulted by Dr. Schuyler.The first thing I mentioned to him was let's extract the molar instead of fixing it, as I had no hope of improving it. However, Dr. Schuyler wasn't ready to extract it and believed it still could be fixed. Dr. Schuyler and their team always provide the best advice to get that beautiful smile crafted :)Well, If it could be all fixed - I was all up for it. After a couple of visits, my teeth are as good as they could be. Their team uses A1 quality dental filling; you can't even notice you have a filling. It matches your tooth color, unlike some dentists using cheap quality, which feels like POP stuck on your teeth.Also, they're very cautious while completing their dental procedure with no pain at all. I nearly dozed off once.I think the Smile Craft team is one of the best out there. I recommend it to everyone looking to get their smile crafted by the best team - SMILE CRAFT is the place!!
20:37 23 Apr 22
Dr Schuyler is very friendly and truly a spectacular dentist. The quality of service I received during my treatment is simply outstanding. I have done 1 filling, and one tooth implant ,which was done with gentle care and no pain, during the implant Dr explain everything to me what he was doing which I think is very professional.Overall my experience in the surgery was amazing. I would like to say special thanks to Dr Schuyler ,and everyone who works at Smile Craft ,you all doing a great job.Highly recommend
Pavitra Sahay
Pavitra Sahay
13:11 21 Jan 22
Dr Schuyler is one of the best dentists in Goa! Had visited him for a couple of tooth colored fillings and was very impressed. His work stands out, I cannot even tell that my tooth has a filling! It looks so natural! The clinic is clean and the staff is very polite and professional. Yes, it did take me time to get an appointment, but now I realize why. Certainly recommend Smile Craft to anyone looking at getting quality dental treatment done.
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