Sunday, September 13, 2015

How a Cosmetic Dentist Can Prevent the Adverse Effects of Tooth Loss

The National Statistics of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimates that adults aged 20 to 64 have an average of 24.92 remaining teeth. That’s almost eight less than the required number of teeth to maintain the oral cavity’s full functionality. To a cosmetic dentist in Lehigh Valley, such a vast area of empty gums and underlying bone structure entail a series of changes in the mouth’s structure. What happens to the neighboring teeth? The teeth depend on each other to maintain a perfect vertical growth. Remove one of them and the balance will be disrupted. Soon the adjacent teeth will start tilting or drifting toward the empty gum space, making them difficult to clean and therefore prone to decay. The rest of the teeth may follow the drift if nothing is done to restore the balance.

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