In order to maintain oral health, and prevent further dental concerns, broken teeth should be repaired as soon as an issue has been detected, and any missing teeth restored at the earliest opportunity.
Broken teeth are weaker, and easily prone to further damage or even loss of the tooth if left untreated. They can affect confidence, may impair eating, and as the teeth rot, they will cause increased bacteria and risk of infection.
Any missing teeth should be replaced at the earliest opportunity to further protect the remaining teeth and prevent bone loss. If a gap is left, the neighbouring teeth will have more movement and over time, may also become loose and fall out. Also, if a tooth is not replaced, the gum bone will deteriorate over time causing bone loss, changing the shape of your face and causing some visual signs of ageing.