Although there are times when it isn't always necessary to replace a missing tooth its worth remembering what can happen if you don't. Sometimes the teeth that surround the gap in the mouth will remain strong, but that really depends on where in the mouth the tooth is missing from. Not replacing the tooth can lead to problems such as infection or decay. Then there is the aesthetic reason for replacing missing teeth, especially if the gap can be seen when you smile.
Thanks to changes and advancements in dental technology over the years there are now several options for replacing missing teeth.
â€¢ A partial denture is one choice and this simply attaches itself to the teeth that surround it
â€¢ A dental bridge is a very popular choice and this bonds itself permanently to the surrounding teeth
â€¢ Dental implants are by far the best solution for missing teeth as they are permanent and are fixed into the jaw with new teeth attached to the implant
However, anyone that needs to replace a lot or all of their teeth should be considering full dentures or multiple dental implants.
We would advise anyone that has missing teeth to consult with a dental professional for advice on the best options for them.