Prosthodontic Dentistry or prosthetic dentistry is the field of dentistry to treat missing teeth and repair existing teeth with significant damage. Prosthetics are false teeth used to restore teeth or rehabilitate single, multiple or complete dentition.
Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth?
- Missing gaps can cause bone loss, your jaw bone to shrink and your gums to recede. Thus, teeth adjacent to the missing tooth becomes weaken over time.
- Neighboring teeth (above, below or at the sides) may shift position into the gap therefore leading to misaligned teeth that is harder to resolve at a later stage.
- Your risk of gum disease may increase from receding gums as it can create pockets where bacteria grows.