What Happens If Missing Teeth Are Not Replaced?


Tooth loss is very common. It tends to become more common after middle age. The most common causes of tooth lose are gum disease, tooth decay and injury.

Replacing missing teeth is an important part of restoring your confidence in your smile, and it is also key to maintaining dental health and a fully functioning bite.

When a gap is left by a missing tooth, the surrounding teeth have a tendency to shift because that tooth is no longer helping to keep everything in line. Ultimately, teeth may become tilted or new gaps may appear between teeth. This gap invite food trapping which create more favorable environment for dental caries and gum disease.

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Another issue that may occur is super-eruption. The tooth that opposes the site of the missing tooth may start to grow out from its position because it no longer has the opposing tooth to resist it. You may experience sensitivity and other issues around this super-erupted tooth.

Teeth function as a unit. Properly aligned teeth come together harmoniously when you bite and chew. When you eat and have a missing tooth or teeth, more stress may be placed on the remaining teeth; or, you may not chew adequately because of the missing tooth, which can affect how easily your body is able to digest food. Chewing is the first step in the digestive process. You may find yourself avoiding some of your favorite chewy, crunchy or firm foods because they are difficult to chew.


Chewing with fewer teeth increases the workload of the remaining teeth and can lead to premature wear of remaining teeth.

Missing one or more teeth can cause bite irregularities that impact the health of your remaining teeth, your gums, your head and neck, your jaw muscles and your jaw joint (temporomandibular joint). The manner in which the chewing surfaces of your teeth come together determines occlusion (your bite). Missing teeth can lead to shifting of the teeth, which can drastically impact how your teeth come together when you bite.


An improper bite (malocclusion) can lead to a variety of problems, including things like headaches, muscle pain, unnatural wearing of the teeth, tooth loss, sensitivity and even TMJ disorder. Orthodontics can help to correct malocclusion, but it can be an expensive and lengthy treatment process.

Particularly in case of front teeth missing. The way you feel about your smile is very important. You should feel beautiful every time you smile! Grinning is an important way to emote and communicate with other people. A missing tooth can easily cause you to hold back.

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Believe it or not, your teeth play a role in speech. Missing teeth (or even large gaps between teeth) can make it difficult to pronounce certain words. You may experience slurring, whistling or even spitting when speaking.

speech difficulty due to tooth loss

The missing more than one tooth effects on facial appearance. The teeth and jaw bone give support to facial muscle and give beautiful appearance to face. Missing teeth and a reduced jaw bone can make your face look older and wrinkly, and for your cheeks to become hollow and saggy, because they can no longer fully stabilize your lips and cheeks from the inside due to missing teeth. If you’ve ever seen someone with removable dentures when they take them out, you’ll have a sense of the effects of missing teeth on appearance.

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Yes. Every tooth counts.

The goal of modern dentistry is to restore normal function, comfort, aesthetics, speech, and health to individuals who are missing teeth. Given that our population is both aging and growing, an increasing number of people are being affected by the loss of teeth. However, the more teeth a person is missing, the more challenging this task can become. As a result of continued research in the development of diagnostic tools and innovative treatment, predictable success is now a reality in many challenging dental situations. This is a blessing, because tooth loss has some serious consequences — particularly for older people, who are more likely to be missing teeth.

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Are you missing one or more teeth? We can help you to start smile again. After examining your teeth and mouth, we can help you. To arrange your appointment at Dr. Bharat Katarmal Dental and Implant clinic at Jamnagar, please call at 9714290071.

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