I often have patients lose a tooth for one reason or another. Sometimes it is bone loss, an infection, a broken tooth or simply bad genetics. Once you lose a tooth, the immediate solution is to replace it, especially if it is a front tooth. But what happens when you lose a tooth that is not visible when you smile? The tendency is generally to ignore it.
However, any missing tooth can have a negative impact on your quality of life, as well as dental and oral health. Did you know that when we chew, a healthy tooth strengthens the quality of the jawbone and helps prevent bone loss?