Articles The dangers of not replacing missing teeth at your London dentist
For many people, missing teeth are not only unsightly, but can also lead to further health problems.
- They can cause an inability to chew food properly, which can potentially lead to a number of nutritional problems over time, as well as pain and discomfort.
- There may be embarrassment caused by missing teeth, which can lead to a general fear of social situations and in some extreme cases can lead to stress and anxiety.
Although people have previously chosen to “suffer in silence”, there are now plenty of options available for patients in London. This means that patients do not have to put up with the discomfort, pain and embarrassment associated with missing teeth.
There are a variety of innovative treatments at the disposal of cosmetic dentists in order to combat missing teeth. Among these are dentures, bridges and dental implants.
A number of different options can be considered; depending on how many teeth a person is missing, the price of the treatment and the general health of the patient.
Dentures are usually used for those who have the majority of their teeth missing. In addition to full dentures, partial dentures are also available, with hidden metal clasps to attach to remaining teeth in a discreet manner.
Bridges are an increasingly popular treatment for missing teeth. This treatment involves a false tooth or teeth, which are fixed to the natural teeth that sit either side of the gap. Bridges can be made from porcelain and/or metal and are very natural in appearance.
Finally, dental implants offer a very permanent solution. A metal rod is fixed into the jawbone and once fused with the bone a false tooth is then attached. Although this requires minor surgery, many patients find that it is the closest treatment available to actually having a natural tooth.
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