CONSEQUENCES OF MISSING TEETH

By: Smileway Dental

  1. Elongated teeth/Supraeruption

Teeth grows out of the bone and gums. They stop growing until meeting the teeth that are also emerging in the opposite arch.

When a tooth is lost and not replaced, it’s opposing partner now has no opposition and begins to move downward. It loses contact with it’s neighbouring teeth on either side.

  1. Tipping

When a tooth is lost and not replaced, the bone shrinks in the space and the teeth on either side now have a vacant area in which to tip and move into.

  1. Loss of Contact Point between teeth

 The space that was created by the missing tooth causes more spaces to develop as adjacent and opposing teeth begin to move out of their original positions.

All teeth have contact point where the floss pass through with slight resistance. The contact point has to be there to prevent excessive food impaction. These teeth lose contact with their neighbouring teeth and leave spaces into which plaque and food can gather.

  1. Bone Loss

Teeth are necessary to maintain healthy jaw bone. When a tooth is removed there is no longer the need for bone and it resorbs away.

Bone loss also occurs due to food impaction caused by loss of contact points between teeth. This will lead to gum disease which is destructive to gums and bones. Bone loss can significantly impact your chances of becoming a good candidate for any future dental implant placement.

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Sven Hasse
Sven Hasse
2022-10-27
I can say from my own experience as a doctor, they are good. Appointments are kinda hard to get. Do you know why? You get what you want and what you need. Most likely you’ll leave the clinic with a smile on your face.
Beep Polite
Beep Polite
2022-10-15
Doctor is caring!
Fazz Abdullah
Fazz Abdullah
2022-10-05
SmileWay Usj 21 Subang Jaya. Dr & Staff was so gentle and professional. I’m was scare if talk about scaling.. but its not painful at all. Will visit next time for my teeth problem. Chaiyok✨✨
Oswin Chin
Oswin Chin
2022-08-20
Zheng Koon Chua
Zheng Koon Chua
2022-08-19
Dr Edwin is very patient to kids. He can slowly talk and confort the kids to prevent them from fear of removing extra teeth. And there is sticker for kids after complete it. What we like is the teeth keeper hanger for kid. It really cute.
Eng Jing Yee
Eng Jing Yee
2022-08-06
Good service !!
pastor David Emmanuel
pastor David Emmanuel
2022-08-03
I have been there and see dr Edwin, he is such a gentleman and explain me very clearly about my treatment. I recommend all of my friends to go and get your treatment here. Nurses are very polite and helpful ❤️
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shaha poran
2022-08-01
Nice environment and good service
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Bee Chin Wong
2022-08-01
Lim Jimmy
Lim Jimmy
2022-07-31
Definitely my best dental experience with Dr.Jon Low whose by far is one of the most attentive and gentle dental doctor. His approach to dental care is immaculate and he pays the most attention to the finest detail. I’ve been a regular patient of his for the past 7 yrs alongside my entire family and we are pleased and proud to introduce and recognize him for his expertise. The entire team at Smileway Clinic is friendly and professional and overal the BEST dental clinic in Subang Jaya.

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