Many people believe that once a cavity is treated with a filling, it will last forever. Sadly, few things last forever, and that includes tooth fillings.
People lose teeth from varied reasons like decay, gum disease, cancer treatment and lack of proper care. Tooth loss can also occur playing sports without the proper equipment and from many other types of accidents.
No matter how you lost your tooth, the answer to the question of “should I replace my missing tooth?” is a resounding YES, and as soon as possible. In fact, doing nothing about your missing tooth is the only option you should avoid. Now that you know the answer, we will explain why it is so crucial to do something about that missing tooth.