A smile is a symbol of happiness, many patients in Ottawa who suffer from tooth loss are unhappy with their smiles. Aside from esthetic appearance, tooth loss can create more serious health problems related to your overall bite, the alignment of your teeth, the density of your jaw bone, etc.
Your teeth exist in your jaw not only to help you chew, but also to keep your jaw bone stimulated. Without teeth, the bone begins to atrophy or shrink. This shrinking of the jaw bone causes patients in Ottawa to look much older than they really are.
Teeth also support your facial structure, without them you facial features will have a tendancy to droop creating an older appearance.