If you have missing teeth there are various options to give you back your smile. Missing teeth can affect many people in different ways, such as loss of confidence as well as the ability to eat certain foods. Food can also get trapped in the gap/s which increases risk of gum disease.
It is important you have any missing teeth replaced as soon as the loss occurs, as this will prevent surrounding teeth drifting in towards the gap/s, potentially making the bite of upper and lower teeth difficult. Bone re-absorption can also occur, causing weakness in the jawbone where the tooth has been lost.
Replacing the missing tooth can help the surrounding teeth remain in place, which can prevent loss of bone density.
A number of options are available for missing teeth.