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Why Do Teeth Move After One Goes Missing?

Posted on 7/26/2021 by Elmwood Dental Group
It is a natural progression for the other teeth to shift if one of the teeth goes missing. The teeth naturally move to fill in the missing gap. Therefore, you need to have a missing tooth replaced to prevent this from happening. Aren't Teeth Supposed to Be Stable in the Jaw? While you normally think of teeth as being solidly placed in the jaw, they can and will move, or drift, if a tooth becomes missing. Tooth movement allows the teeth to adapt to changes that take place from the aging process or for other reasons. The mechanism of tooth movement is affected by the periodontal ligament. This flexible tissue anchors teeth to the bone with tiny fibers that affix to the tooth's root on one end and to the jawbone on the other side. The teeth shift within the ligament to stay in contact with both the surrounding and opposing teeth to adjust to normal wear that results from the aging process. Why You Should Replace Any Missing Tooth Some people will not replace a back tooth because they think it does not matter due to its position. However, they should have the tooth replaced even if it is located toward the back of the mouth. Doing so will keep all the teeth in place and maintain tooth and bite alignment in the jaw. Otherwise, you can run into some major problems with your bite as well as future costly dental work. What Is the Best Way to Replace a Missing Tooth Today, the best way to replace a missing tooth is by adding an implant and restoration, such as a crown or bridge. Doing so will keep the bite in alignment and will prevent gum shrinkage and bone loss. We can assist you on the best course of action to make this possible. Would you like to know more about getting an implant and dental restoration? If so, give our office a call now to set up a dental consultation and an exam....
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