my country conducts a national oral health epidemiological survey every 10 years. According to the latest survey data, 80% to 97% of people in my country have different degrees of periodontal disease. Despite this, most people are still reluctant to go to the hospital to see their teeth, and even hold an indifferent attitude when their teeth have begun to fall out. In their opinion, as long as the teeth can eat and bite, it is enough.
Modern medicine has proved that this concept is very wrong. As the saying goes, “One tooth moves the whole body”, and the same is true for the teeth. The dangers of missing teeth are not immediately apparent. A mouth of teeth is like a team, each has its own division of labor (except wisdom teeth). Therefore, one tooth is missing, and one “nest” of damaged teeth.
Why are there missing teeth?
Caries, periodontal disease, periapical disease, jaw and alveolar bone trauma, jaw disease, developmental disorders, etc., can cause tooth loss. Currently, the most common causes are caries and periodontal disease.
Are there ages for missing teeth?
Missing teeth does not distinguish between ages, but missing teeth need to be repaired in time. Many people will lose one or two teeth from the beginning Gradually develop into missing half teeth, full teeth.
Most missing teeth in children and adolescents are extracted due to tooth decay and trauma that cannot be preserved, while middle-aged and elderly people do not pay attention to oral health and age factors , Teeth are loose and missing due to periodontal disease.
What are the consequences of missing teeth?
1. Involving the entire oral cavity
Without teeth for a long time, the alveolar bone lacks normal physiological stimulation and is prone to atrophy, making it difficult to maintain the stability of the oral and maxillofacial region. The elongation will lead to food impaction, occlusal system disorder, etc., and then lead to caries, periodontal disease, bad breath, loosening of adjacent teeth, etc.
2. Affect nutrient absorption and induce digestive system diseases
Healthy teeth are in a state of power balance. Missing teeth lead to a series of changes in the remaining teeth, changing the original good occlusal relationship and reducing chewing efficiency. Some studies show that chewing function decreases by about 30% after the loss of the first molar. Inadequately chewed food enters the gastrointestinal tract and increases the burden on the digestive tract, which not only affects nutrient absorption, but also induces various digestive system diseases.
3. Affects the appearance and leads to aging face
Teeth play an important role in maintaining the appearance of the face, especially the appearance of the front teeth. When most or all of the teeth are missing, the cheeks will lose their support and sink inward, the lips will not be full, the facial wrinkles will increase, the nasolabial folds will deepen, the corners of the mouth will sink, and the face will show obvious aging.
4. Accelerate memory decline
There are many teeth Nerves are connected to the brain, and tens of thousands of chewing actions every day will stimulate the brain through the trigeminal nerve, just like doing health-care exercises for the brain. After the teeth fall out, the brain cannot receive enough stimulation, and the nerve centers that control the teeth tend to shrink gradually, and memory declines over time.
5, affecting lifespan
about According to reports, people with missing teeth are 50% more likely to suffer from gastrointestinal problems, 43% more likely to suffer from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, diabetes, and joint diseases, and 40% more likely to suffer from premature aging or dementia. After the age of 70, each additional functional tooth will reduce the seven-year mortality rate by about 4%.
How to repair missing teeth?
1. Fixed partial denture
The adjacent natural teeth of the missing teeth are ground down, and the three teeth are made into a crown glued together to restore the tooth shape.
2. Removable removable denture
That is, “movable teeth”, using the remaining natural teeth, mucous membrane, and bone tissue as support, and achieving retention and stability through denture retainers and bases, patients can Take off and put on the restoration yourself.
3. Implant Denture
It is the best restoration method and is called “human third tooth”. Implants are placed in the alveolar bone in the edentulous area, and after the implant is combined with the alveolar bone, the final restoration is made on its upper end to complete the implant restoration.
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