Missing teeth, a common oral woe, can stem from gum/bone disease, dental decay, or unfortunate accidents.
Imagine your teeth as a sturdy building. Gum and bone issues are like sneaky termites, weakening the foundation, potentially causing the building to shake. Extensive dental decay is like losing the bricks in a wall, making it wobbly and less functional and accidents act as unexpected wrecking balls, smashing into the structure.
Allowing gaps in your dental lineup can result in neighbouring teeth shifting, increased risk of gum disease, and potential tooth decay. It's like leaving a gap in a fence – problems can sneak through.
The ancient Mayans were known to replace missing teeth with pieces of shell or bone. Thankfully, modern dentistry offers more reliable solutions!