Teeth function as a unit to withstand the tremendous chewing forces. Teeth like to touch each other front, back, top and bottom. When a tooth is lost teeth will shift trying to find their neighbor teeth.
This shifting causes problems with: chewing, biting, and the jaw joint. The malpositioning of the teeth make cleaning the teeth more difficult. One a tooth is lost and the teeth shift there is an increased risk of decay on the teeth that have moved. This increased decay risk is because of the difficultly to properly clean the malpositioned teeth. Furthermore, the shifted teeth result in decreased chewing force and can cause problems with the jaw joint.
Prevent bite problems with your teeth and jaw joint
by replacing missing teeth with Dental Implants.