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Replacement of Missing Teeth

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Replacement of Missing Teeth

If you have teeth missing, it can affect the way the rest of your teeth bite together. Your remaining teeth may tilt and drift into the gaps and food can get trapped in the spaces. This can increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. If lots of your teeth are missing, your facial muscles can become saggy. This may affect the way you look, and make it harder for you to speak clearly.

 

There are different ways to replace missing teeth involving dentures, bridges and implants. Your dentist will help you decide which option is best for you.

 

Treatments

 

If you have missing teeth, you may choose to do nothing and leave the space empty. Or you may want to replace them. Replacement teeth are made to match the colour of your natural teeth as closely as possible. Your options for treatment may include:

 

  • Dentures (false teeth) – removable plastic or metal frameworks that carry false teeth
  • Bridges – false teeth that are fixed onto adjacent natural teeth
  • Dental implants – false teeth fitted on top of a titanium implant that is fixed directly into your jawbone (the bone of your jaw then fuses to the titanium)

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Dr. P S Ahuja

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