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Why Should Missing Teeth Be Replaced?

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Not many people realise how important it is to get missing teeth replaced. There are cosmetic problems and also functional problems.

If it is a front tooth, this missing tooth has an obvious effect to a persons’ smile and confidence. What about a tooth that is missing at the back of the mouth?

Below are some of the problems that can happen from loss of teeth:

  • Super-erupting of opposing teeth (teeth moving up or down into the space created from the missing tooth)
  • Compromised and lopsided chewing patterns which can lead to TM joint problems
  • Drifting of adjacent teeth into the space of the missing tooth
  • Higher risk of cavities and periodontal disease in areas where food gets trapped
  • Loss of bone height in the area where the tooth was extracted
  • Problems to surrounding teeth due to
  • Increased incidence of cheek biting, tongue biting and ulcers.

Below is a diagram which shows the affect of the missing molar on the lower jaw.

1. The upper molar is erupting (moving down) into the space created by the extraction
2 & 6. Effects on bone from the tooth extraction (bone begins to dissolve which is called “resorption”)
3. Tilting of the lower molar into the space created by the extraction
4. Cavities tend to form in these areas because as the tooth tilts it creates “food traps”
5. This creates a periodontal pocket in this area which can lead to disease (it is harder to keep these spaces clean)

A tooth should be replaced as soon as it is lost. This will retain your oral health by preventing bone loss, reducing movement of surrounding teeth and avoiding excess decay.

At Aesthetic Denture Clinic we can discuss a denture treatment plan specialised to you. You may know you are due to have a tooth extracted soon or if you have missing teeth you would like replaced. Refer to our most commonly asked questions if you’re unsure about what dentures would be right for you.

We have many different denture options available and offer a free initial consultation to discuss what our clinic can do for you.

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From my first phone call to Tomika explaining my situation with my teeth and how bad they were and that I didn't know where to start, to having my first free appointment with Elias was the best thing I have ever done. Tomika is very easy to talk to, friendly and professional. Elias, well he is great, told me exactly what he could achieve, the cost and the timeframe and he was spot on. Read more

Kim Lennon

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Elias prepared a full set of dentures for my 90 year old mother. The service he provided was exceptional, using current technology effectively to create a set of dentures which were far superior to what she had previously had. Elias also made it very clear that my mother could go back at any time if minor adjustments were required. He gives meticulous attention to detail. Tamika ensures that appointments run to time. Read more

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Deidre Bell

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State of the art technology and skills and ability to match. I went to the clinic highly anxious ( my previous dental encounter at another clinic resulted in a panic attack and blacking out twice whilst in the chair) due to the poor integrity of my teeth, as a direct result of a health condition I had lost the majority of my teeth and the remaining were nothing short of a train wreck. Elias treated me the utmost respect and kindness. Read more

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Faqs

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we offer two types of denture, complete and partial. Complete dentures are necessary when all your natural teeth are missing. A partial denture is used when some natural teeth remain. If you are having extractions, we can also provide you with an immediate denture. This is often an interim denture so you can avoid the embarrassment of being without teeth.

A denture usually lasts between five and seven years. Time and natural changes in the mouth will affect the fit and wear patterns of your denture. If your denture is worn and doesn’t fit as well as it used to, it may require a repair or reline. Having your denture checked every two years will help to ensure a proper fit and by following your denture care instructions, you’ll extend the life of your replacement teeth. 

Dentures don’t last forever. Dentures usually last between 5 to 7 years and need to be relined every 1 to 2 years. Over time dentures become worn and don’t fit as well, so it’s important to reline them regularly. The better you follow your denture care instructions, the longer your replacement teeth will last. 

It is advised that you visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up and clean. This will help to prevent any major oral health issues from occurring. However, if you have bad breath, bleeding gums, discoloured teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, tooth or jaw pain it is advised to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we know attending the dentist can be difficult for nervous and anxious patients. We offer a number of options to help make your next visit as calm and stress-free as possible. Contact us today and a friendly dental technician will be able to give you all the options available. 

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