If you have lost one tooth due to a dental emergency or other dental problem, you may not think it matters much. As it is, you have thirty-one other teeth that can support your food habits and keep your smile in shape. However, this is just not the case.
Research shows that once a person loses one tooth they are likely to lose a few more at least within the year of losing the other one. The smile also begins to compensate for the tooth that is missing. The teeth begin to shift into place where they do not belong. While this may seem like a great thing in the beginning, it can create jaw problems, alignment issues and eventually lead to you cracking or breaking another tooth because the alignment is off.
Taking care of your smile is critical to ensure that it will last a lifetime. If you have a missing tooth, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team in order to schedule a consultation. Just sitting down with a cosmetic dental team can help to decide what is the best course of action moving forward to get you the smile you deserve.