If you have your wisdom teeth, then this tooth is a second molar. It is possible that the wisdom tooth will shift slightly into the empty space and/or the first molar may move back slightly into the empty space. It is also possible that the lower tooth that bites against this tooth may move upwards if it is not biting against another tooth.
Your dentist would be able to evaluate your bite to give you a better understanding of what could occur if you did not replace this tooth. Sometimes it is worth spending the money on the initial problem rather than spend more money on the problems that develop down the road.
All the best to you..
Originally Posted by salkan
I have had four teeth removed when I was young to have braces fitted. I still have my wisdom teeth. I wanted to know if I just left the space empty would the teeth around it move much. To get a false tooth is really costly.