Dentist holding a model tooth

Replacement of Missing Teeth

IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A TOOTH

Teeth plays important role in

  • Chewing
  • Phonetic
  • Aesthetic
  • Maintaining the positions of oral structures
  • Social confidence

CONSEQUENCES OF MISSING TEETH

MISSING TEETH CAUSES DIFFICULTY IN…

  • CHEWING – Which results in indigestion eventually hampers your body and health.
  • PRONUNCIATION – Pronunciation will not be proper, there will be difficulty.
  • Because of missing teeth, the jaw will collapse which affects external appearance.
  • Change in external appearance causes emotional trauma, which can affect the confidence of a person.

CHANGES OCCUR IN MOUTH DUE TO MISSING TEETH

  • The developing bone and adjacent muscle gives continuous pressure on the teeth because of this the adjacent teeth start drifting in the place of missing teeth which results in spacing in remaining teeth.
  • Also the spacing causes full lodgment and the tooth gets decayed.
  • Missing teeth causes excess pressure on gums and underlying bones, affecting its quality.
  • The teeth in the opposite arch start over erupting in space of missing teeth. In some days it becomes mobile and can fall.

 

WAYS TO REPLACE MISSING TEETH

By removal of dentures(Partial/Full)

Image of partial and complete dentures

Fixed with crown and bridges

Picture of different dental bridges

Implant

Picture showing benefits of dental implants

BENEFITS OF REPLACING MISSING TEETH

  • Aids in chewing and helps in proper digestion
  • Helps in maintaining phonetics and proper pronunciation
  • Helps in preserving underlying bone and gums health
  • Maintains surrounding teeth in their position
  • Enhance aesthetics
  • Increases social confidence