Teeth allow your mouth to perform several functions, including chewing and speaking. If you have lost teeth to decay, injury, or disease, then you may not be able to perform these functions as efficiently as you once did. A missing tooth can cause strain on the remaining teeth in your mouth, and these teeth may also shift into an incorrect position. Problems can also develop in the jawbone, which shrinks and loses tissue if there is no longer a tooth to support it. Additionally, missing teeth can affect the appearance of your smile, not only because it puts a gap in it, but also because it can no longer support your facial structure.
If you have lost teeth, then ask our dentist if he can restore them with dental bridges, dental implants, or dentures. Please call the office of Parag S. Kirpekar, DDS if you would like to learn more about how we can restore missing teeth in Parma, Ohio.