Missing one or several teeth can severely impact your daily life. It can not only affect your general health, but your appearance and self-esteem as well. There are many solutions available in modern dentistry to either repair or replace broken or missing teeth.
- Teeth can be repaired with: Crowns, Veneers, On-lays, In-lays, and Fillings
- Missing teeth can be replaced with: Dental implant(s), Bridges/fixed dentures, and removable dentures.
Gaps left by missing teeth are a problem because adjacent teeth can begin to drift into the space, causing bite problems (it’s important for teeth to work properly together), and oral function when eating and speaking can be compromised. In addition, when teeth are missing the bone immediately begins to dissolve and shrink, both vertically and horizontally. Apart from the obvious – an unsightly smile — the bone loss can lead to the loss of fullness of face giving an aged appearance.