WHAT You Need to Know about Replacing Missing Teeth

11 Things Everyone Should Know about Replacing Missing Teeth

While many ways in today’s dentistry help you replace missing teeth, nothing compares to dental implants. And why would it?

Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth. They can be applied in one day and provide patients with a fixed, permanent solution to their tooth loss.

So, if you’re thinking about closing the gaps in your mouth once and for all, here’s what you should expect and NEED to know when replacing missing teeth.

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1. There are more options out there than you would believe

Some people might immediately think of dentures to replace missing teeth and believe that’s their only option.

If you’re more knowledgeable, you might know or have heard about dental implants, but again, they come in various forms and can work with you and your budget.

Whatever way you decide to replace your missing teeth, we highly recommend that it involve implants in some way so that you can preserve your jawbone and protect other teeth from the same fate as your lost ones.

Need dental implants? We charge £2,000 per implant and offer deals on multiple implant placements with methods like All-on-Four. Call 01992 552115.

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2. You could lose other teeth

If you ignore gaps in your mouth for a long time, you will experience jawbone loss around the missing tooth site.

When this occurs, teeth begin to shift and rotate out of their positions – and more force is attributed to them, which can cause cracks and breakages.

Possibly, the worst consequence of ignoring missing teeth is losing more teeth, which, in turn, will make you lose more jawbone and more of your underlying facial support structure.

Our dentists do not recommend that you go longer than six months without replacing a lost tooth.

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3. You need to look for a treatment that has a long-term promise

If I told you today that I could close the gaps in your mouth for ten years, you probably wouldn’t bat an eyelid.

However, we know that a decade can go by quickly, and here you are again facing another costly tooth restoration.

We would advise looking for the most extended, most supportive option for your lifestyle, as this will be much better value for money later on.

4. Don’t spend money on unnatural-looking teeth

While other tooth-replacement methods in today’s dentistry look very life-like, the older, more traditional methods can give the appearance of “false teeth.”

Opt for a system that can give you the most natural-looking results without compromising the function.

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5. Not every procedure has a high success rate

Complications happen, so to avoid costly repairs, we advise researching the tooth replacement method you’re confident with and making yourself aware of any difficulties you might need to look out for.

Doing things this way will also give you a good idea of how to avoid complications.

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6. Bear in mind that discomfort levels

As you’ll be relying on your tooth replacement method of choice for life, you’ll need to read some patient reviews and understand how these devices feel.

Remember, they will be in your mouth all day, every day.

While dentures might seem the best, most affordable option, it is a common fact that they slip, cause sores, and only rely on suction for security.

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