According to the age you have to care about your periodontal health lf your teeth get loose ; have to take care of it. If your teeth are missing then get them replaced for the sake of better food chewing. See there shouldn't be bleeding from gums or swollen gums; use mouth wash for it.
You must do the cap for missing teeth.
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it's better to have the missing tooth replaced to prevent movement of adjacent n opposite teeth trying to fill the gap. It will also help you in chewing. At 64, you need to take care of your gums most. Use mouthwash twice daily after brushing. maintain proper oral hygiene. If sensitivity is there, use desensitizing toothpaste for brushing twice daily.
From a dental point of view, you should definitely consider the replacement of a missing tooth if not for cosmetic reasons, then for the loss of function created by its absence.
For each missing tooth, you lose approximately 10% of your remaining ability to chew food.
Other problems also occur. The teeth adjacent to the space left by the missing tooth will eventually shift. If for example, a lower tooth is extracted, the opposing tooth in the upper jaw will grow slowly (or sometimes quickly) longer in a downward direction into the missing tooth space.
Hence, please get your lost teeth/tooth replaced at the earliest.
For the precautions your are talking about, just focus on maintaining a good oral hygiene by brushing regularly and using a mouthwash once a day. Also use warm saline rinses for better gum health.
Hope that helps.
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