What Are the Main Reasons to Replace Missing Teeth?
Hi, I’m Dr Angus, the principal dentist of Dove Dental here at Waurn Ponds in Geelong.
Yesterday I met a lovely new patient, Kelly from Armstrong Creek. She came to us to see what options she has for two of her missing teeth. After discussing her options, she asked me, “Hey Angus, I’m curious… is it really necessary to replace my missing teeth?”
This is a great question! After all, other than aesthetics, why else would you need to replace your missing teeth?
Well, the answer is yes, replacing missing teeth does not only improve your appearance, but can also help improve your self-esteem. When you have gaps in your smile, it can be very noticeable, and it can make you feel self-conscious. This can potentially impact your confidence in social situations, at work, and in other areas of your life. By replacing missing teeth, you can restore your smile and go back to smiling without thinking twice.
But appearance and self-esteem aren’t the only reasons to replace missing teeth. Missing teeth can also impact your overall oral health. When you have gaps in your teeth, the surrounding teeth can shift out of place, which can lead to bite problems, tooth decay, and gum disease. Also, missing teeth can make it difficult to chew properly, affecting your ability to eat a balanced diet and get the nutrients you need.
Another reason to replace missing teeth is to prevent bone loss in your jaw. When you lose a tooth, the bone that supports the tooth can start to deteriorate, leading to a sunken-in appearance on your face. This can make you look older than you are, and it can also make it more difficult to fit dentures or other tooth replacement options in the future.
When you have missing teeth, it can be difficult to speak clearly, and it can be uncomfortable or even painful to eat certain foods. This is why replacing missing teeth can improve your overall quality of life, and give you more confidence in your daily activities.
So I hope you’ve found this video useful and have a better understanding on why replacing missing teeth is important for your overall wellbeing.
Here at Dove Dental, we offer different treatment options to help our patients replace their missing teeth. We also offer flexible payment plans, so you can restore your smile faster.
Simply give us a call on (03) 4250 9887, complete the form on your website, or send us a DM on your social media, and our friendly team will help you organise your consultation. I hope you enjoyed this video, and I’ll see you at the next one.
The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.