If you have missing teeth, it’s highly likely that your dentist will encourage you to think about replacing them. Gaps in the smile can cause problems for various reasons, and there are some amazing tooth replacement treatments out there. If you’ve lost a tooth or you have a number of gaps in your smile, here are three reasons to think about tooth replacement:
- Dental health: if you’ve lost teeth, this can have a negative impact on your dental health. The remaining teeth can start to move out of position, and it may be harder to keep your mouth clean. Replacing missing teeth will improve your oral health both in the short and long-term.
- Aesthetics and confidence: many of us consider the smile the most important physical feature. When you meet somebody, their smile is often the first thing you notice about them. Missing teeth can affect the aesthetic of the smile, but they can also affect your confidence. You may feel nervous or apprehensive when you meet new people, and you may be reluctant to smile in public or pose for photographs. Replacing missing teeth can rebuild your confidence and make sure you feel great when your smile is on show.
- Diet and nutrition: your teeth play an important role in digestion. You use your teeth to break down food and make it easier for your body to digest it. Without strong teeth the range of foods you can eat may be limited, and this can have a negative impact on nutrition and health. With a bridge, dentures or dental implants, you can enjoy a wider range of foods, and you won’t feel anxious when you eat.
If you have missing teeth, and you’d like to find more about your options, why not arrange a consultation? Our friendly dentists can talk you through the different treatments and make recommendations based on your individual needs and preferences.