Why is it Bad to Lose Teeth?Teeth can be lost from accidents or trauma, but the most prevalent reason people lose a tooth is because of gum disease and/or decay. So, is it a terrible thing to lose a tooth? I mean, it's not life-threatening, right? No, you can't die from tooth loss, but losing even one tooth can cause a shifting of teeth which is not good. This can impact chewing and the body's ability to absorb nutrients. Other disagreeable things can result: your face will change shape, often having a sunken look. This will age your face and make you look older than you are. The way you talk can be affected. Because it's more difficult to chew with missing teeth, you may start favoring softer food choices with more carbohydrates, which can lead to weight gain. The great way to repair a missing tooth (or missing teeth) is with dental implants. An implant can replace from one tooth to several. They can be created to look so lifelike that even dentists have to look closely to tell the difference.
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