Loss of vertical dimension or bite collapse can result in: damage to the jaw joints, severe pain or dysfunction in the jaw joints, frequent muscle tension headaches, tooth fractures and tooth loss, and aggravation of periodontal disease if present.
Dr. Olga Karnakova speaks about the importance of the posterior teeth. Dentists call it posterior dentition. Many people are concerned about their front teeth, but the back teeth are very important as well. If you lack back teeth, the vertical height of our face that is supported by our back teeth will be compromised. Watch our dental education videos.