There are many reasons why teeth can fall out or why you might be missing a tooth. It could be the result of an injury or some kind of trauma, or could be due to gum disease, severe tooth decay or genetic reasons.
No matter why you need to replace a missing tooth, missing teeth can alter your appearance and lead you to feeling less confident in your smile. What’s more, missing teeth can cause difficulty biting, chewing and eating, and can also cause issues with speech and the alignment and overall health of your other teeth over time.
If you have a missing tooth, it’s important to visit your dentist to gain advice and to avoid further damage.
Partial and complete dentures for missing teeth
Prosthodontics or dentures are commonly used to replace missing teeth. They involve a custom-made replacement tooth or set of teeth being worn when needed, and commonly removed while sleeping.
Dentures can be beneficial for chewing function and aesthetics, and modern dentures can look almost identical to natural teeth. However, dentures are a less durable option to replace missing teeth, and are often considered less comfortable than a dental implant or bridge.
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