There lots of reasons why people lose teeth, and many more reasons why they should replace those lost teeth.
Teeth are lost through accidents, sports injuries and illnesses, and also through gum disease and tooth decay.
Replacing missing teeth is important:
Appearance – Even a single missing tooth can affect a person’s confidence. They won’t want to smile and will feel very self conscious when speaking.
Health – Missing several teeth can reduce the ability to eat certain foods which leads to poor diet and poor nutrition. An unhealthy diet can result in illness.
Speech – Missing teeth can affect the way you speak. Sometimes it can cause a lisp and people become very embarrassed by this which lowers their self esteem.
Replacing Missing Teeth
There are several options for replacing missing teeth:
The dentures are usually hand crafted for the individual and look so natural nobody would ever guess they weren’t your natural teeth.
A dental implant is a small metal rod which is fixed into the jaw bone to hold a new tooth (or teeth) in place.
Another option is to have a bridge fitted. This is a great option for those who have only one or two teeth missing. A false tooth is constructed and then attached to your natural teeth on either side of the gap.