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Why Replacing a Missing Tooth Is Always Worth It

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When you’ve lost a tooth, it can be tempting to leave your smile as is if you aren’t experiencing any discomfort or the missing tooth is inconspicuous. It’s important to remember that your teeth play important roles in the function of your smile, bite, and body outside the aesthetic.

Bone Loss

Your teeth stimulate your jawbone and encourage bone retention. After you’ve lost a tooth, if this stimulation doesn’t continue, your body will reabsorb the bone into the body for use in other functions. If the problem isn’t corrected, further bone loss can occur. This can impact the overall strength and function of your jaw and the shape of your face.


When you’re missing teeth, your ability to eat and speak can be impacted. You need your teeth to properly tear and grind food for easier digestion and more efficient nutrient absorption. Further, these missing teeth can inspire overgrowth or spreading in the surrounding teeth to fill the gap left behind by the missing teeth. These overgrown or spaced-out teeth can create further discomfort, aesthetic, and bite issues.

Personalized Restorative Dentistry & Implants in Columbus, Indiana

After you’ve lost a tooth, it can be easy to let bygones be bygones, but remember that your teeth serve your body in ways beyond the aesthetic. A healthy mouth full of strong teeth, whether they’re prosthetic or natural, helps to keep your body fueled and healthy.

If you’ve lost teeth but are concerned about the cost of replacing them, please take a look at our available financing options. We believe everyone should have affordable access to the care they need. If you have any questions or are ready to schedule your consultation, give Dental Solutions of Columbus a call, and we’ll get you all set up!

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Dental Solutions of Columbus

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