What happens when we lose our teeth?

Some of the consequences of tooth loss are: aesthetic compromise, decrease of masticatory efficiency (it is harder to chew), overload of the remaining teeth as they have to compensate for the lost tooth (therefore the remaining teeth could be damaged or lost too), difficulty to talk or to say certain words, loss of lip support (wrinkles), tilting of the neighboring teeth, unstable bite, head and face muscle and joint problems, decrease in size of the bone that held the lost teeth (bone resorption).



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