MissingTeeth Problems

Missing teeth or gaps can be the result of tooth loss by gum disease, tooth decay, impact/injury, or genetically missing.

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A person who is experiencing a missing tooth problem, or gaps in the teeth, may or may not be affected by the condition and this can depend largely on where in the mouth the gap(s) is situated.

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Gaps or missing teeth can, however, impact the way your mouth can function. Therefore it is important that you seek the appropriate missing tooth treatment, such as replacements or dental implants.

They are designed to work collaboratively, resulting in problems that affect our ability to speak and eat properly if there is a gap. One tooth removed can cause a detrimental effect on the mouth through function, secondary movement of teeth into the gap, and gum problems.

The shape of your face can be altered by gaps or missing teeth, seeing the cheeks becoming sunken, or a shift in the natural position of the jaw. Our specialist team of dentists is highly experienced in missing tooth replacement, treatments and can help to restore your smile and dental surgery options such as jaw surgery.

A comprehensive examination with your dentist may advise replacing the tooth (or teeth) that are absent. There will be a few different options open to you, including:

  • Orthodontic treatment to close the gaps if possible
  • Dental implants – a single tooth or multiple teeth replacement involving a small surgical procedure to place a screw in the gum which support a crown
  • A fixed dental bridge – if one or more teeth are missing from the same area then a bridge can be attached to adjacent teeth and bonded in place
  • Removable partial dentures – if implants or bridge work is not possible then a simple denture can be used to replace the missing teeth
  • Or no treatment may be advised

Whatever the cause of missing teeth or gaps – be it tooth decay, trauma, or gum disease – an affected person can often lose some self-confidence and experience other related problems. Treatment for missing teeth include:

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