What can happen if I don’t replace a missing tooth?

One of the more common events that could occur if a missing tooth is not replaced is drifting or movement of the adjacent and / or opposing teeth. Adjacent teeth move into the space of the missing tooth and the opposing teeth could move upwards or downwards to the space of the missing tooth.  This could potentially affect one’s chewing function and the overall occlusal balance which can potentially damage the jaw joints and possibly cause headaches and migraines. Also, when a tooth is not replaced, the underlying bone could shrink in height and width which could limit replacement options in the future.

 

失った歯をそのまま治療しないでおくとどうなりますか?

最も良くある例の一つは、隣や向かいの歯が動いてしまうことです。歯の抜けた所に隣の歯や、噛み合わせ相手の歯が上下に動き、入り込むことがあります。それが噛む機能や歯の配置に影響し、顎の関節を痛めたり、頭痛/偏頭痛になることもあります。また、抜けた部分の骨の厚みと幅が減っていき、将来の治療方法の選択肢が少なくなってしまう可能性があります。

 

如果不替換缺牙會怎麼樣呢?

其中一個經常發生的現象就是,如果沒有替換缺的牙齒,會導致 相鄰及對咬面的牙齒移位。相鄰牙齒會移至到原來缺牙的位置,對咬的牙齒也會往缺牙的位置移動。這些情況可能會影響病患的咀嚼能力和整體的咬合和諧度,也有可能會損壞顳顎關節,引起頭痛和偏頭痛。此外,若不及時替換缺牙,牙床也可能會萎縮,限制將來牙齒修復方案的選擇

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