Did you have your tooth extracted? Or maybe you lost it after a fall. Whatever be the reason, missing a tooth or teeth is something that needs to be fixed at the earliest. There are plenty of treatment options available to fix this problem.
Why replace missing teeth?
Missing a tooth or two, might not seem like a big issue and might not even impact you noticeably. However, filling up this gap is very crucial in the long run for your dental hygiene and in order to avoid future complications. Some of the reasons for replacing the missing teeth are:
- Missing tooth or teeth could affect the way you speak.
- It could impact the way you chew and put undue pressure on other teeth or the jaw.
- Due to the gap that the missing tooth forms, the rest of the teeth suddenly have space to move around which might lead to the teeth shifting and loosening up.
- Loss of bone could occur around the missing tooth which could lead to other complications in the future.
- Sometimes you might lose a tooth in the front, where it is more visible which could lead to feelings of embarrassment, loss of self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Missing teeth can also affect your smile and could make your smile appear unattractive.
Treatment options for missing teeth
There are a number of options for replacing your missing tooth or teeth, and for filling the gap formed by the missing teeth. Depending on the severity, the number of missing teeth, your budget, a treatment plan will be recommended by our experts. Some of the possible treatment options are as follows:
- Dental bridges that take the support of the adjoining teeth to fill up the gap formed by the missing tooth is an option to opt for.
- Implants are the next option to look for that comes closest to your natural teeth in terms of the look and the feel.
- In case you are missing a lot of your teeth, opting for dentures is a good alternative.
We, at PHI Clinic, offer holistic treatment plans and help you understand the lifestyle and dietary changes you’d need to sustain the treatment plans, as well as prescribe medication when necessary.