Learn More About Missing Teeth

At Bayswater Dentist, we believe that missing teeth should not prevent you from having a stunning smile. Our commitment to quality dental treatments ensures that our patients can regain their confidence by restoring their ability to eat, speak, and smile normally.

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Restore Missing Teeth and Improve Your Overall Health

Missing teeth can come with quite a number of challenges. It can affect your ability to speak and chew properly and, of course, ruin your smile. Not to mention, it can also cause your jawbone to weaken, which can lead to additional dental problems and cosmetic concerns.

But no need to worry because Bayswater Dentist has got you covered! We offer a broad range of tooth replacement options that can help restore your smile and improve your oral health. Book an appointment with our friendly team of experienced dentists today! We'll work with you to create a cost-effective treatment plan that fits your unique needs.

Dental Services That Can Address Missing Teeth

At our dental clinic, we offer advanced techniques to restore your beautiful smile. Our various treatments can help make it whole again, giving you the confidence to show off your pearly whites.

  • Bridges We offer bridges, which are ideal for restoring both the look as well as the function of your smile. Bridges are made of natural-looking materials like porcelain, metal, or zirconia, giving your smile a natural look. Bridges helps to restore your natural smile and facial appearance. They can help to chew food more easily, and They prevent neighbouring teeth from naturally drifting out of position.
  • Dentures If you're after an easy and cost-effective solution, dentures might be the way to go. They're custom-made removable replacements for your real teeth that can restore your smile and oral function. It involves wearing an artificial custom-fitted prosthetic tooth in the space where the teeth are missing. They are usually temporary tooth replacement options because they are removable. However, with the advancement in technology, their functionality and aesthetics are becoming more enhanced.
  • Dental Implants Dental implants are another great choice. They're customised replacement tooth roots that are placed surgically for strong support, and they look and feel like natural teeth. With regular maintenance and proper care, they can last for years.Dental implants are shaped like screws and are driven inside the jawbone during dental implant surgery. After which, usually a couple of months, the area will heal, and bone deposition begins to occur around the post. It only takes one to two years for the metal screw to fuse permanently onto the jawbone and form a root-like structure.
  • Implant Supported Dentures Unlike conventional dentures, which can potentially slip out of place, snap-in dentures are more stable and versatile. Dental implants or screws placed within your jawbone hold snap-in dentures in place. Typically, two to four implants are used in each jaw.

Frequently Asked Questions About Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can be a result of tooth decay, gum disease, or injury. However, in some cases, it could be hereditary, where missing teeth run in families due to genetic factors passed down through generations. This condition is known as congenitally missing teeth.

  • Eating Discomfort Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew hard foods, which could cause digestion issues. Plus, you may develop an unhealthy snacking habit or even experience jaw pain due to the unnatural movement of your mouth while chewing
  • Bone loss When there's no stimulation in key areas of the jawbone, over time, bone mass and strength can decrease. This could lead to weaker bones and even significant bone loss.
  • Premature facial aging Did you know that a missing tooth can also cause premature facial aging? This happens when the jawbone underneath the missing tooth isn't stimulated. It causes progressive bone loss that can make the face appear hollow.
  • Teeth Shifting Without the support of the missing tooth, neighbouring teeth can shift out of place over time. This can lead to teeth misalignment resulting to problems such as chewing difficulties.
  • Speech Difficulties When a tooth is missing, it can have a significant impact on your ability to speak clearly. The gap left by the missing tooth can affect your tongue placement and alter the way you pronounce certain sounds, causing speech difficulties and impediments. This can lead to frustration and difficulty communicating with others.
  • Periodontal disease The gap left after losing a tooth can become a breeding ground for bacteria. This can lead to a heightened risk of gum disease. Gum disease can cause inflammation, pain, and even tooth loss, leading to further complications and costly dental procedures.
  • Facial Aesthetics Compromise Missing teeth can also compromise facial aesthetics, particularly if the missing tooth is visible when you smile or talk. The gap can create an unbalanced appearance, making you self-conscious and negatively impacting your self-image.
  • Lower Confidence Level A missing tooth can cause a decrease in confidence, leading to social anxiety and feelings of embarrassment. You might find yourself avoiding social situations or hiding your smile, which can hinder your ability to connect with others and form meaningful relationships. Additionally, a lower level of confidence can negatively affect career opportunities, leading to missed chances for personal growth and professional advancement.

  • Improved appearance One of the most significant benefits of addressing a missing tooth is improved appearance. Replacing one or more teeth can boost your self-esteem and make you feel more confident in social or professional settings. You'll look great and feel more confident than ever before
  • Restored oral health Addressing tooth loss can help you achieve optimal oral health. You can return to enjoying good oral hygiene and living without discomfort. Leaving a gap in your mouth can lead to various oral health problems, including gum disease, tooth decay, and bone loss.
  • Restored functionality Addressing your missing tooth issue can restore the normal function of your mouth. It can give you back dental functions like chewing, biting, and speaking. Managing the problem can help you regain your teeth's original benefits and restore balance and aesthetics to your smile.
  • Support for remaining teeth Filling the gap left behind by that lost tooth can also provide much-needed stability and support to adjacent teeth, supporting the remaining teeth. It can help the adjacent teeth maintain proper alignment while preventing food debris from collecting in the empty gap.

Missing a tooth may appear insignificant, but it can cause a host of issues beyond just impacting your smile. The absence of support and stability provided by each tooth in your mouth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, leading to bite misalignment. In addition to this, flossing becomes more challenging, and plaque buildup is likely to occur, which may lead to gum disease and further tooth loss.