One tooth is missing. Do you need something to do?

We often see patients in the absence of one tooth. Moreover, the patient is firmly convinced that there is nothing wrong, especially since "doctor from another clinic said - nothing else to do." The patient calms down, gradually adapting to chewing food on the other side, thereby overloading the teeth and joints.

Let's see what changes occur and what it threatens.

Nature abhors a vacuum. And as soon as there is a defect - includes compensatory mechanisms.

What is the mechanism?

Teeth border with defect experiencing increased stress, lose support from the removed tooth. Consequently, changing their status, functionality changes and ligamentous apparatus of the tooth.

Teeth lean toward the defect, return on axis tilt in the lingual side. Tooth devoid of antagonist on the opposite jaw, moves vertically toward the defect.

Moving teeth leads to deformation, which significantly complicates the selection and conduct of orthopedic treatment.

Consider an example.

When you remove the lower first molar is tooth-alveolar lengthening antagonist (first molars of the upper jaw). It occurs to the moment when the antagonist not meet with the mucosa of the opposite jaw, where it forms a depression and ulcer. Such deformation causes the breakdown of the mandible, and as a result - in violation joint overload teeth. The question is about the removal of a tooth.

The second lower molar due to overload gradually leans forward. In place of the slope plaque accumulates, which leads to odor, gum disease, its bleeding, formation of bone pocket. This leads to tooth mobility and subsequent loss.

As you can see, the loss of even a single tooth can lead to the following consequences:

1. Nomination antagonist toward missing tooth.

2. Offset teeth that are adjacent, to the defect, turn them on axis.

3. Overloading remaining teeth (increased risk of tooth wear, split previously renovated teeth chipped and existing metal structures, divisions of healthy teeth).

4. Overloading leads to the appearance of increased tooth mobility.

5. After moving teeth orthopedic treatment may cause interference to healthy teeth - removing nerve grinding or tooth extraction.

Pay attention to these defects and did not tighten the visit to the dentist.


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