Why is it important to replace a missing tooth?

Missing some or all of your teeth comes with a number of negative consequences. Replacing a missing tooth should not be delayed; this is not a cost you should want to save on if you not want to avoid suffering permanent damage to your health. A missing tooth or teeth primarily affects the face and aesthetic appearance. It obviously affects the smile – but moreover, when several teeth are lost, the skin’s tightness is not properly supported, and it leads to your skin sagging since your mouth is not filled out with teeth. In this case, the face of an individual with several missing teeth will appear much older than they are in reality. What’s more, missing teeth make chewing difficult and affect speech.

A gapped smile can also come at an emotional cost: not pretty enough, young enough, or presentable enough… Many people without a full smile feel that they are not confident enough; they often fear that they will be laughed at, made fun of or degraded. 

Most of us simply cannot allow others to see us without teeth. An essential part of a competent, elegant, and self-sufficient appearance is a healthy, full smile. Here at our dental clinic, we understand that it is not an easy decision to say jump into the necessary dental treatment plan. But our goal is to help you be brave, dare to smile again, and regain the joy of eating!

Replacement of a missing tooth, implantation, modern dental treatments

If your teeth are loose or missing, it is worth considering replacing them with tooth implant– with which we can regain our aesthetic smile in a trusted, routine way. Not only that, but you will also regain your desire to go out among people, talk, eat, and behave in social circles without constraints.

Smile and Teeth Dentistry in Budapest, dental restorations quickly and aesthetically!

If the problem of a missing tooth is not eliminated, it can lead to serious consequences both in the short and long term.

Eating habits change

With missing teeth, patients tends towards soft, easy-to-chew food. These are usually ready-made meals that have already been processed. In general, these foods are high in sugar and carbohydrates, but contain little nutritional value. When eating softer foods, the masticatory muscles work less, which in turn causes them to weaken. Additionally, after a tooth is lost, the adjacent teeth start to move and lean towards the area of the missing tooth. This movement affects the health and stability of other teeth. When eating, the load on the rest of the teeth changes: more pressure is placed on the crowns and roots of the other teeth. Thus, the other teeth can also lose their stability and move out of place.

You can feel it in your speech


Even a missing tooth can affect speech, especially if it is the front teeth we are talking about. A missing tooth also gives the impression of being unkempt. Fluff is common among these people. A dental X-ray shows that the missing teeth are atrophied. Since the tooth bed does not receive enough mechanical load and pressure during chewing, the gum in the area with a missing tooth recedes, and the amount of bone begins to decrease. This is a significant problem, since the dental bed keeps the teeth stable. Regression of the gums and bone does not occur only in the area of the gap, but can expand thereby endangering the condition of healthy teeth.