If you have teeth missing, it can change the way the rest of your teeth bite together. This is because your remaining teeth may lean over or drift into the gaps. Food can also get trapped in the spaces, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
If lots of your teeth are missing, your facial muscles may start to sag. This may affect the way you look and make your speech less clear. You might also worry about people noticing the gaps in your teeth, which can affect your confidence and how you feel about yourself.
If you have missing teeth, you may choose to do nothing and leave the space empty, or you may want to replace them. There are different ways to replace missing teeth involving dentures, bridges and implants. Here at LPID we will help you decide which option is best for you.
Replacement teeth are made to match the colour of your natural teeth as closely as possible. Your options for treatment may include:
-full or partial dentures (false teeth)
– removable acrylic or metal frameworks that have false teeth attached
-bridges – false teeth that are fixed onto existing natural teeth
-dental implants – false teeth fitted on top of a titanium implant that is fixed permanently into your jawbone
What’s best for you depends on the number of teeth you have missing. It also depends on which teeth are missing and the condition of your remaining teeth, gums and bone.
If you’d like to learn more about your particular situation, please contact us on 02075639989 for full assessment.