If you’ve lost a tooth or several teeth, you might also be missing the freedom to smile and speak without worry. You might be missing the taste of your favorite foods, which have become difficult to eat without a full set of healthy teeth. Left untreated, those gaps in your smile can also cause more serious consequences beyond the social and esthetic. Your teeth are rooted in your jawbone, which requires the stimulation of normal chewing with all your teeth to remain healthy. When even one tooth falls out or is extracted, the jawbone underneath can soon begin to decay and recede, causing you to lose not only more teeth but also your characteristic facial appearance. We offer proven remedies to these here in our Canandaigua, NY office.