Problems with missing teeth
Missing teeth, especially molars(back teeth) , can have a very profound negative effect on your health.
When you have missing back teeth, you are more likely to have softer and processed foods. These foods are not the best for you. Typically, the healthiest foods, like fruit and vegetables and lean meats, require a lot of chewing because they contain a high amount of fiber. Fiber not only help your body to process sugar, it also aids in digestion, and it even helps protect your teeth. That simple act of chewing food generates saliva, which protects your teeth. The more fiber in your food, the more you have to chew it, and the better for your teeth!
Also, you should never underestimate the power of beautiful smile. If you are missing front teeth, you are less likely to smile in public.
Replacement for missing teeth can be done with Removable prosthesis and Fixed prosthesis
Types of Removable prosthesis
- Removable Partial Denture
- Complete Denture
Types of Fixed prosthesis
Removable Partial Denture:
This is a plate with one or more false teeth on it. It may be all plastic or a mixture of metal and plastic. Both types may have clips (clasps) to help keep the denture in place in your mouth. Depending on where they are, some of these clips may show when you smile or open your mouth.
You are likely already familiar with dentures. You can get partial dentures to replace a series of missing teeth, or a full set, if you are missing all your teeth, or your remaining teeth are unhealthy.
In the past, dentures relied on adhesives to stay in place, and they could be unreliable. These days your dentures can be anchored to your jaw with dental implants to give you a more permanent solution to your missing teeth problem.
When a tooth is cracked, decayed, or damaged, a crown may need to be fitted onto the tooth and prevent further damage or decay. Crowns can help to whiten, reshape, and realign existing teeth.
Your dentist may recommend a crown to:
- Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
A bridge is a solution for replacing a tooth that is surrounded by strong, healthy teeth. For this procedure, your replacement tooth is anchored to a crown on both sides, which are then attached to the healthy teeth
- Restore your smile
- Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position