Are you missing a tooth? If so, you are not alone. Many Malaysians still suffer tooth loss, due to gum diseases, smoking, diabetes, tooth decay or a physical injury.

But do you wonder what happens if I don’t the missing tooth?

When you look in the mirror, you may discover that missing teeth make you look older, and some people think, less attractive. Other possible consequences include drifting of adjacent teeth resulting in food trapping and possible decay. You may also experience difficulty in eating that might result in indigestion.

If you have lost your front teeth, you might also experience difficulty in speaking. Missing teeth not only does it impact the area of the missing tooth, but it also impacts the healthy teeth around it and puts you at risk of losing, even more, teeth from decay. It also increases the chance you will get gum disease in the missing tooth area.

But here’s the real problem. Not only does it impact the area of the missing tooth, but it also impacts the healthy teeth around it and puts you at risk of losing, even more, teeth from a decay. It also increases the chance you will get gum disease in the missing tooth area.

It can also change the way your face looks, changing its shape, and your lips may look asymmetrical and sunken.

Of course, if you are just missing one tooth, single dental implants may be your answer.