The ideal form of dentistry is preventative. Regular visits to the dentist along with a good home care regime are recommended to ensure good oral hygiene is maintained.
Missing Teeth - Why should I replace missing teeth?
Your appearance is one reason. Another is that the gap left by a missing tooth can mean greater strain is put on the teeth either side. A gap can also mean your bite is affected, because the teeth next to the space can lean into the gap and alter the way the upper and lower teeth bite together. This can then lead to food getting packed into the gap, which causes both decay and gum disease
How are missing teeth replaced?
This depends on the number of teeth missing and on where they are in the mouth. The condition of the other teeth also affects the decision. Please read the additional information about implants, bridges and dentures.