Replacing missing teeth
A missing tooth weakens the oral balance. To begin with, chewing is altered, which may affect digestion. Worse, the facing tooth on the opposite jaw will gradually move, seeking to fill the space created by the missing tooth. Neighbouring teeth will also be destabilized and can sometimes shift, limiting their maintenance and further exposing them to decay.
A missing tooth only causes problems and should therefore be replaced as soon as possible. Below are various solutions proposed by the professionals at the Lapointe Dental Centres.