Healthy teeth are the first step to having an overall healthy body. When there is a problem in the mouth, it opens up the possibility of more severe issues in your overall health. This is heightened even more when there is a tooth missing from the mouth. A missing tooth can occur for a number of reasons such as extraction, severe decay, injury, or illness. When a rear tooth is missing, there is a greater temptation to leave the empty space, with the mindset that there is no reason to put forth the expense or experience the discomfort of replacing a tooth that is not visible. We want to share the importance of putting your doubts aside and making an informed decision about why you should choose a tooth replacement option.