When you have gaps in your smile it can cause your confidence to plummet and to even stop you from smiling. Loosing teeth can occur for many reasons, from the natural process of ageing, to trauma and accidents that lead to tooth loss. Aesthetics are quite often a major concern with people who have lost teeth but it’s also the functionality of every day life that can also be effected, such as, eating and talking.
It is no secret that teeth are important for many different reasons. One of the not so known about reasons is the effect that happens when teeth are lost. Its a condition which is known as “bone resorption“. This is when the area of a missing tooth starts to die and fade away as there is no teeth – which has a knock on effect of causing surrounding teeth to become looser overtime, and can even lead to further tooth loss. There is no way to say how long bone resorption can affect you, as it does vary from one person to the next, but it is important to understand that it can be a contributing factor to tooth loss.
In cases we see there can often be a number of different gap management options which may be suitable to the patient. What this means is, treatments that are designed to replace a gap in a patients mouth and to help stabilise the region.
Some of the treatments include:
When replacing teeth there are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration to ensure that you end up with a treatment which will meet your needs and is suitable for you. We offer free consultations so we can assess your case and explore all the suitable options for you. Please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation today.