What happens if I have a tooth removed and have no replacement?
Are you worried about losing a tooth and wonder what you should do? This post is simply designed to give you a bit more information so you can make up your own mind.
Your teeth are designed to chew. They are a mechanical system through which you apply force to your food. If you lose some of your teeth, you then distribute the same amount of force on fewer teeth. What does this mean? It quite simply means you begin to increase the stress on your remaining teeth.
Sometimes your remaning teeth can handle the additional stress, other times they start to break down and this can lead to more teeth being lost in the future. Kind of like a downward spiral.
You may not notice the impact for a number of years until you start to lose more teeth, at which point you may struggle to chew properly and may even find your start to develop pain in your existing teeth.
None of this is guaranteed, we treat each person as an individual and offer advice accordingly.
Our aim is for you to smile happily and eat your favourite foods for decades to come, and in order to do this you may need additional support to your remaining teeth so that they are not over burdened.
Dental implants are a superb solution to these problems. Why? Easy, because they are the nearest thing to having a replacement for your natural teeth. They are permanently fixed in your smile and cannot be removed. You brush them in your mouth and floss around them as you would your natural teeth. They also give back your chewing power
We’re not here to push treatment upon you, rather give you all the information so you can make up your own mind.
I’m passionate about helping those who struggle to chew as I love seeing you return after you’ve been on a liquid diet for years and tell me how fantastic that roast beef dinner with all the crunchy veg was. It’s a great feeling and makes me love my job!
You can come in to speak to a member of our team free of charge. Simply call us now on 01302 325678 and find out what the options are to replace that gap in your smile or give you permanently screwed in teeth so you can enjoy your favourite meals