Tooth loss can result in a lack of confidence and cause other problems such as:
• Eating and speaking difficulties
• Movement of any remaining teeth
• Loss of bone volume
• Negatively affected facial contours
What causes missing teeth?
There are a number of ways you can lose your teeth, including:
• Congenital absence
• Trauma, such as a blow to the face
• Gum disease
When should you see a dentist?
• After a tooth has been knocked out
• If you are unhappy with your incomplete smile
• You have difficulty eating or speaking
• Remaining teeth are starting to twist or move
Treatments that can help:
Dental implants offer one of the most effective and long-lasting ways to replace one or more missing teeth, providing a fixed alternative to removable dentures. Implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone to act just like tooth roots.
If you feel embarrassed about gaps in your smile, a natural-looking dental bridge can successfully fill in those unsightly spaces and help restore your confidence. A longer lasting alternative to dentures, dental bridges are an effective way to replace one or more missing teeth.
Dentures are removable false teeth that come with a host of benefits, including helping to improve how you eat and speak, as well as boosting your confidence by restoring your smile. They are usually made from acrylic, or a combination of acrylic and metal, and modern materials mean that partial dentures will blend in beautifully with existing teeth and complete dentures can pass for the real thing.