Missing Tooth Treatment
Missing Tooth Treatment Cheltenham
Have lost all or some of your natural teeth?
Bridges, dentures and flexible dentures are not the only solution, thanks to advances in modern dentistry.
Dental implants are small metal screws that are placed in the jaw so that crowns, bridges and dentures can be fixed onto them.
Causes of Missing Teeth
Some of the most common causes of missing teeth are tooth decay, gum disease, dental trauma, dental extractions, wear and tear, and even genetics.
Genetic disorders can stop adult teeth from ever coming in.
When six or fewer adult teeth fail to erupt, it’s known as hypodontia. When more than six adult teeth fail to develop, it’s known as oligodontia.
Missing teeth can negatively affect a lot of aspects of your life.
Missing Tooth Solution
Implant dentistry offers a clinically proven and safe solution to getting back a great smile and being able to bite and chew with confidence.
When you lose your natural teeth, your jaw bone and surrounding tissues start to resorb or disappear over time.
When implants are placed in the jaw, it stimulates the remaining bone to grow and mesh around the metal, along with tiny blood vessels.
More importantly, implants help restore function so you can eat, chew and bite without your dentures falling out or having to stick to a soft food diet for the rest of your life.
Missing Tooth Treatment in Cheltenham
Whether you’re missing teeth because of tooth decay, gum disease, or an injury, talk to your Cheltenham dentist about options for replacing a missing tooth.
We are located at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm missing some teeth. What is the best way to replace them?
If you lose a tooth, then seek treatment from your Cheltenham dentist as soon as you can.
Your dentist will assess the damage and the condition of your teeth in general before discussing treatment options with you.
There are several options which include:
- Dental implants
- Dental bridges
- Dental crowns
Personal preference plays a part, but your Cheltenham dentist will help you to decide on the best option for you.
These options are discussed individually in our replacing missing teeth section.
Is it better to remove a cracked or chipped tooth?
It may be possible to repair the damage rather than extract the tooth as this is a better option in the long term.
This is usually done as a last resort. The dentist will recommend the fitting of a crown or root canal surgery beforehand, but if this fails or is not advisable, then the tooth will be removed.
Your Cheltenham dentist will discuss these options with you.
Is it possible to lose teeth naturally?
This is a natural process that affects all of us.