When a tooth goes missing, it can be easy to make the decision to not replace it, especially if it is a back tooth that does not bother you. However, it is actually very important to replace teeth as soon as you can. Dr. Amit Pandya of New Hyde Park, NY offers several options to replace teeth. Keep reading to learn about the importance of tooth replacement.
When a tooth is lost, the bone tissue in the area of the jaw begins to deteriorate. This changes the shape of the jaw. This happens gradually for younger people but usually faster for older people. If multiple teeth are missing, this can actually end up changing the shape of the facial structure. Also, when there is a space where a tooth used to be, the other teeth begin to shift towards that opening. This can create an uneven bite. It also creates gaps between the other teeth that can become hard-to-reach places for a toothbrush. Bacteria can build up and cause decay and gum disease. In addition, the unprotected gum tissue can become harmed easier.
We have several options here for tooth replacement. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Amit Pandya in New Hyde Park, NY, call our office at (516) 233-2135 or visit our website, www.goinggrin.com.