Missing teeth can be a common problem for adults, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore it! Should adults take corrective action or not? And what are the available treatment options?
You may not realise it, but there are tons of reasons why you should get a tooth (or teeth!) replaced. Missing teeth is one of the most obvious things affecting your self-esteem and confidence level. And when teeth are missing, they disrupt the balance of the rest of your teeth, changing how your bite pressure feels. Also, when a tooth is missing, the gum and bone can degenerate, leading to shrinking jawbones and receding gums. The neighbouring teeth are also at risk of losing their enamel, leading to more tooth loss.
- Every tooth has a purpose, whether in chewing food or speaking clearly. When teeth are missing, the balance between the remaining teeth changes the bite pressure is disrupted.
- Contrastingly, dental implants have a very high success rate and often last a lifetime because the implant becomes part of the jawbone, replicating the function of a natural tooth.
- Dental implants have the highest success rate and are also the option that acts in a way closest to natural teeth. They help maintain the bone levels where teeth have been removed.
“Contrastingly dental implants have a 98% success rate and often last a life time because the implant becomes part of the jawbone replicating the function of a natural tooth”