Fifty million teeth will be removed this year as a result of infection, gum disease or trauma (accident and injury). When teeth have been removed, several problems occur. The remaining teeth shift, rotate and become crooked, causing a bad bite and making it difficult to chew food properly. Unsightly spaces or large gaps between your teeth may cause embarrassment.
You need to ask yourself these questions:
- Do I feel comfortable when I smile, speak or eat?
- Do my dentures slip or cause sore spots when I chew?
- Do I hide my smile because of unsightly spaces between my teeth or missing teeth?
- Are my teeth loose and need to be stabilized following treatment for advanced gum disease?
- Do I regularly need my dentures relined because of bone resorption?