There are many benefits to replacing missing teeth.
- Remove the embarrassment associated with gaps in your teeth. Gaps due to missing teeth are very noticeable
- Natural appearance. They feel like your own natural teeth.
- Improvements to chewing and eating. Missing teeth will negatively affect how well you chew and eat food.
- Help remaining teeth from tipping and reduce gum problems. When teeth are gone, the other teeth next to the gap start tipping into the gap.
There are usually 2 ways we can permanently replace a missing teeth. These involve a dental bridge or implants.
A dental bridge is a series of crowns fused together, which are permanently attached to the adjacent natural teeth and eliminates the gap. Dental bridges are shaped and positioned so that they look like natural teeth, emerging from the gums. They are must be brushed and flossed like your natural teeth.
Implants are another method of replacing a missing tooth. Implants are titanium posts placed into the jaw. These act as the substitute for the tooth root of the missing tooth. Once this has integrated into the bone (called osseointegration), a crown or bridge can then be placed on top of the implant.
For more information on tooth replacement of your missing teeth, or to discuss your suitability for this or any other treatment, book an appointment today.