There are many reasons to a replace a missing tooth or teeth.
A gap in your teeth may be obvious when you speak or smile or depending on the location of the missing teeth may also affect your chewing. When a tooth is missing the biting force on the remaining teeth will begin to change. This results in the risk of extra pressure and discomfort on the jaw joints. If missing teeth are not replaced, the surrounding teeth can shift. Often harmful plaque and tartar will collect and over time result in tooth decay and periodontal disease.
There are several excellent options for replacing missing teeth. Be sure to bring your questions and concerns to Dr. Chester at your next appointment. He will be able to explain your treatment options, so that you can make the best decision for you!