Tooth loss can be caused by many different things.
When most people think of tooth loss, they think of injury or trauma. Trauma isn’t the only thing that can cause you to lose your teeth, and luckily, most of the causes of tooth loss are preventable. If you haven’t already, check out our last blog to learn about the common causes of tooth loss that our dentist in Lawrence has already gone over, and keep reading to learn about the last few causes of tooth loss:
#7. Excess bite forces
Have one or more missing teeth can put excess pressure on your other remaining teeth, and they can eventually fracture because of the excess forces on them. Having an overload of bite forces leads to losing bone support around the teeth and fractures of the teeth which can lead to their loss. It is important to consider these consequences when you have missing teeth and are thinking about how you want to proceed with care.
#8. Untreated Malocclusions
If you have a malocclusion, it means that your teeth aren’t properly aligned. If your teeth aren’t aligned as they should be, it makes it much more difficult to keep them adequately cleaned and they cannot function as they should if they are not in proper alignment. The inability to keep teeth clean makes you more prone to a buildup of tartar, which can lead to periodontal disease and other gum problems that can cause tooth loss. Teeth that are not in proper alignment cannot function as they were meant to which leads to wear and excess bite forces which are causes of tooth loss.
If you’ve lost a tooth for any reason, our dentist in Lawrence can help restore your smile and dental health with dental implants. Contact us today to find out if dental implants are the right option for you.