Missing teeth can bring a host of problems to a person – problems that are both physical and emotional in nature. Missing teeth problems need to be addressed as soon as possible, so that the patient will not have to suffer the long-term effects that missing teeth concerns will have in his or her life.
There is no need to be overly concerned with missing teeth in children, especially since the milk teeth will eventually fall out – to be replaced with the permanent set of teeth. However, concerns are multiplied when missing teeth problems happen to an adult, because the teeth that have been lost will not be replaced by other natural teeth.
The answer to missing teeth problems will start with a consultation with a dentist, who can determine or give advice on the best missing teeth options available for a specific patient’s case and needs.
Aside from the normal tooth loss that children experience when their milk teeth fall out, there are a number of reasons that cause missing teeth – both in adults and in children.
Tooth Decay – Tooth decay is the main cause or reason for missing teeth problems. Tooth decay can be prevented with proper and regular tooth brushing, the use of dental floss, and regular visits to a dentist. Tooth decay that goes untreated can cause additional problems, such as gum disease; tooth decay can eventually lead to tooth loss if it is not treated in the soonest possible time.
Periodontitis – Periodontitis is advanced gum disease, caused by the advanced formation of plaque in between the teeth and the gum line. Periodontitis that is not treated in time can cause the affected teeth to fall out, causing missing teeth problems to start.
Facial Injury – Teeth can be knocked out by facial injuries or accidents that involve the face, jaw or head areas.
Dental implants are ideal solutions for missing teeth; these artificial tooth roots replace both the form and the function of teeth that have been lost, and are directly embedded into the jaw bone for a secure fit.
Dentures are prosthetic teeth replacements that can be removed whenever necessary; they can be partial or complete, depending on the number of teeth that need to be replaced.
Dental bridges and dental crowns replace the form and function of several teeth that have gone missing, and are attached to the surrounding healthy teeth for more secure and better fit.
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