Every missing tooth has a considerable impact on an individual’s health and general well-being. The negative effects are mainly felt on a psychological level, affecting the person’s social life and functionality.
These are due to the loss of the ability to chew and to maintain a complete diet, pain in the surrounding muscles and joints, and various other symptoms, including headaches and migraines.
In fact, the loss of one or more teeth can lead to jaw bone resorption, as the bone is no longer stimulated during chewing.
Over time, after the loss of one tooth, the risk of losing others increases and the volume of the residual bone gradually decreases, making the problem more difficult to resolve. In addition, the absence of one or more teeth affects the alignment and contact between adjacent teeth, as well as the mandibular joint. This leads to alterations and ageing of facial features, and even major changes in the person’s smile, which is considered an important means of communication. Fortunately, a normal life can be regained through modern dental technology, thanks to implantology.