Missing teeth cause more problems than you may think. Your mouth is designed to function as a cohesive unit, with each tooth responsible for part of the workload. When even one tooth is lost, remaining teeth must compensate, so they shift out of position to function properly. This can cause misalignment of the bite, which may lead to jaw joint pain, teeth grinding, and cosmetic concerns. Statistics show that if a tooth is not replaced, more teeth are likely to be lost.
Dr. Skatvold and Dr. Johnson offer the following solutions for teeth replacement: