Why should teeth be replaced?
There are several possible unfavourable consequences from loss of teeth without replacement:
* Drifting of adjacent teeth: when there is a missing gap, opposing teeth may over-erupt adjacent teeth drif into the empty spaces resulting in food trapping and possible decay
* Difficulty of chewing : missing teeth causes issues in chewing that could possibly result in indigestion
* Poor appearance & bone loss: loss of youthful and facial structure appearance due to bone resorption
* Loss of lip support
* Poor speech : difficulty in speaking specially if front teeth is missing
Dentures by themselves do not function like natural teeth. The average denture wearer only wears the upper denture 60% of the time and the lower denture 20% of the time. Many do not wear them at all, because dentures are unstable and lack retention. We call the lower denture a "floater," because it floats in the mouth, rather than being securely anchored in place. For this reason, denture wearers cannot eat the same quality of foods that they enjoyed with natural teeth. This results in poor nutrition, poor food digestion, and poor health.