The replacement of teeth and regeneration of your self-esteem.
Why should I replace missing teeth?
Replacing missing teeth is entirely optional, but it’s not commonly known that missing teeth can have detrimental effects on your oral health.
We’ve outlined some reasons that you might consider filling that gap:
- Shifting and drifting – Teeth are held in place not just by bone and gums but by pressure. When there is a missing tooth, adjacent teeth tend to drift into the gap, creating a tilt of the healthy tooth.
- Bite pressure – A missing tooth can cause greater bite forces on remaining teeth causing undue stress and further risk of damage.
- Oral hygiene – Drifting teeth and more significant gaps make areas more challenging to clean and create pockets and places for plaque build-up.
- Bone deterioration – Without a natural tooth root, the remaining bone tissue will shrink back over time.
What can be done?
Common restorations include dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures or a tailored selection of these.
We would be happy to discuss your needs and provide a tailored treatment plan to help you start your journey to a new smile if you are concerned about missing teeth.
There are a variety of treatment options available, including the following:
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