06 Jun The True Effects Of Tooth Loss
What you may not realise if you’ve lost a tooth.
Here at your local Egham dentist we have a wide variety of modern general and cosmetic dentistry treatments that enables us to improve the speech, health, comfort and aesthetics of patients with missing teeth.
Many people are affected by this issue but don’t necessarily choose to seek treatment. This can be for a variety of reasons including: fear of the dentist, a lack of information about modern treatments, or a worry the results will not look or feel natural. Some people also simply believe tooth loss will not cause any issues. The problem is, tooth loss has a lot of consequences many people aren’t aware of. Generally the more teeth that are lost, and the longer the gaps remain, the more issues that can arise.
The Effects Of Tooth Loss You Might Not Know About
The most obvious effect is of course aesthetics. Those with missing teeth might feel socially conscious, and under-confident about smiling. As well as the way it looks, a missing tooth (or teeth) will also affect many other things in the mouth. Your bone is what is most affected, because it requires stimulation from tooth to maintain its shape and density. When a tooth is gone, the bone that supports the teeth loses volume. This not only affects the way the face looks, but it can affect chewing abilities, and speech. The more teeth you lose, the bigger the problem gets. Surrounding teeth can also be more prone to issues because they have no supporting teeth. The sockets where the teeth sat can also be problematic as they become reservoirs for bacteria.
In modern dentistry there are many solutions to missing teeth. At our Egham dentist in TW20, we provide a wide range of solutions for missing teeth including:
- Dental implants – These are devices which are implanted into the jawbone to provide a completely secure socket where a high quality denture or crown is then attached. Dental implants can replace one tooth or an entire arch of teeth depending on your needs.
- Dentures – These can be singular or work to replace an entire arch or mouth of missing teeth.
- Gum disease treatment – If this is the cause of your tooth loss, we would work to resolve this issue so you don’t lose any more teeth. We would then look at tooth replacement as soon as your gum disease is resolved, treated or under control.
The solution right for you is personal to your circumstances and we would only be able to recommend treatments after a full examination and chat with you about your requirements.
Looking To Restore Your Smile? Please Give Crown House Dental A Call
If you have missing teeth and have been putting off treatment, perhaps now is the time to seek help. Whatever your reason for putting it off – finances, fear of the dentist, worry about the results – we have solutions and ways to work around these issues. A consultation is the first step, enabling us to assess your current situation, and enabling you to ask questions and hear all about the different possibilities available to you. Please give us a call on 01784432641, we will be pleased to help you.