Missing teeth can cause a variety of health problems and have significant impacts on oral health. Dentist Murat İnce gave information about some possible problems that missing teeth may cause.
- Dental Disorders:Missing teeth can cause imbalances in the jaw structure. This can cause the surrounding teeth to shift or rotate, causing chewing problems and crowding.
- Chewing Problems: Missing teeth can affect your ability to chew food. This can lead to digestive problems due to inadequate chewing and prevent good absorption of nutrients.
- Speech Problems:Especially in cases where front teeth are missing, speech problems may occur. It may become difficult to produce some sounds properly.
- Jaw Joint Problems:Missing teeth can affect the jaw joint and lead to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems. This can cause jaw pain, headaches and other discomfort.
- Self-Confidence Problems: Missing teeth can affect a person's self-confidence. Missing teeth for aesthetic reasons can affect a person's smile and overall appearance.
- Tooth Decay and Gum Problems: The teeth around missing teeth may be more susceptible to problems such as the accumulation of food debris and plaque formation. This can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum problems.
- Bone Loss: Missing teeth can cause the jaw bone to melt over time. This may affect suitability for treatments such as dentures or implants in the future.
- Psychological Effects:Missing teeth can also affect a person's psychological health. It can affect a person's self-esteem and social relationships.
Missing Dental Treatment
Dentince Dental Clinic Dentist Murat İnce recommends that missing teeth should be taken into consideration and appropriate treatment options should be evaluated. Treatment of missing teeth may be possible with prosthetic teeth, implants, fixed bridges and other methods. The treatment option may vary depending on the location and number of missing teeth and the patient's needs. "Regular dentist check-ups and dental hygiene are important to protect your oral health and prevent or treat such problems," he said. (BSHA – Science and Health News Agency)