Why to Replace your Missing Teeth in Oxenford

Do you have a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth? There are many reasons why you might consider having them replaced by your Oxenford dentist, Gold Coast dentist, or Helensvale dentist, and not all of these are immediately obvious. Reasons to replace missing teeth include:

  • All teeth are interconnected and when a tooth is lost, this can affect the surrounding teeth as well. For example, if a gap is created, this may allow teeth on either side to move into the gap. It may cause the tooth above or below the gap to gradually start to shift so that it closes over the side of the tooth that is now more exposed next to the gap.
  • A lost tooth can affect the appearance of your face. And not just because of the gap that may be noticed when you smile and because your teeth are more likely to shift. Appearance may also change because facial muscles could droop and bone loss could occur.
  • The longer you leave it, the harder it might be to replace your tooth. Due to bone loss and shifting teeth, there may only be a certain window of time during which you are a candidate for replacing your tooth; or it could become more expensive over time.
  • Jaw pain is more likely with missing teeth. This may occur because you start to chew in a different way to compensate, or start to grind your teeth without knowing it. It may result in pain, especially when you chew or eat.
  • Tooth decay is more likely when you have gaps in your teeth. When you have a gap, this can create new, hard to brush tooth surfaces. It may also create new nooks and crannies where plaque can build up, contributing to decay. Decay may result in discolouration, gum disease, and pain.
  • Your mental health and wellbeing may be affected. If you are searching for how to replace missing teeth online, this may be because your missing tooth is already affecting your confidence.
  • Your digestion may be impacted. Missing teeth, if located where we normally chew, can make it harder to chew our food properly. This can affect how much nutrition we take from food, and our digestion.

How to have missing teeth replaced by your Gold Coast dental clinic

We’ve established the reasons why you may want to replace missing teeth, but how exactly is this process carried out? 

There are three standard options for replacing missing teeth. These are: dental implants, dentures, and dental bridges. In different circumstances, each treatment method may be appropriate, but dental implants are popular for a number of reasons.

Dental implants consist of an implant, which is surgically implanted into the jawbone by your Helensvale dentist, and a dental crown, which is attached at a later point by your cosmetic dentist Gold Coast. Once in place, dental implants are the closest solution to a real tooth. They do not need to be removed, they are connected with your jaw, and they look and function like your natural teeth.

To replace your missing teeth, arrange an appointment with JJ Smiles by calling 07 5529 7567, emailing reception@jjsmilesdental.com.au, or browsing our website for more information.

by Dr Santosh Joy

Dr Santosh has a strong background in dentistry and a unique passion for providing affordable, high-quality dental care. His experience in the industry spans more than a decade, and he has been able to refine and expand his expertise while attending to thousands of patients in various locations across the country. He's currently operating as dentist in Oxenford.

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