Leaving a gap in the space of lost teeth could sound like the easy thing to do, and really what is the worse that could happen? Let me explain.
Consequences of Not Replacing a Missing Tooth
Over time, the teeth next to the missing tooth may shift towards the gap. In such a scenario, the tooth movement can result in poor alignment of the teeth and bite – this known as malocclusion.
Malocclusion can result in:
What can I do?
Here are a few of the most common options:
Options can be quite confusing therefore it is best to speak to your dentist or orthodontist about your specific needs.