Missing Teeth

Replacement Options for Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can have an impact on your confidence and self-esteem if the gaps are clearly visible. Even at the back of your mouth, missing teeth may affect your ability to chew and function normally.

Consequences of a missing tooth include:

  • adjacent teeth and opposing teeth can move out of alignment and become crooked
  • crooked teeth can be harder to clean putting them at greater risk of decay and gum disease
  • bite and jaw alignment problems may develop. This may lead to headaches, or neck pain
  • the roots of a tooth help maintain jaw size, gum health and facial muscle tone.  When they are missing, your bone and gum can recede.

Missing teeth can be replaced by bridges, implants or dentures.

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