Many people look in the mirror and feel unhappy when they see that they have a gap in their smile. Even if the rest of their teeth are straight and in perfect condition, having a gap can damage their confidence. It has been discovered that the smile is one of the most common features that is noticed upon meeting someone for the first time. A gap can make people feel unable to smile in public and even in front of their friends, and this will not go unnoticed. People who do not smile are often seen to be miserable, so getting rid of your gaps will improve more than just your teeth.
At High Dental Implants Melbourne in Melbourne you are offered a variety of treatments that will enhance your smile and give you your self-assurance back. Ranging from a single tooth replacement to resolving multiple gaps, you can be reassured that your worries can come to an end.
What can cause a tooth to fall out?
There are a variety of reasons as to why people’s teeth fall out. A common cause of tooth loss is gum disease, and this can be a result of tooth decay and gingivitis when they are left untreated. These are all caused by not cleaning your teeth properly and not having regular examinations at your dental practice. It is recommended that you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes, and you should be visiting your dental practitioner at least twice a year for a check-up. People may need to visit their dentist more frequently if they are receiving ongoing treatment, so it is suggested that you confirm with your practice how often you should be visiting.
Sometimes your teeth will fall out due to old age, or an accident may have occurred in which you lost a tooth, or several teeth. If you have knocked your tooth out in an accident, then it is recommended that you seek dental attention as soon as possible in order to try and save your tooth. If this cannot be done, then your practitioner will discuss the options that are available to you.
Ways to replace your missing tooth
When your practitioner is deciding what treatment is right for you it will depend upon how many teeth you have missing and in what position they are. One tooth may be restored by using a crown, or you may need a bridge to close a gap that you have. There are different types of bridges and your practitioner will explain what these are to you and which one will benefit you the most.
Both full and partial dentures are available to you if you have multiple gaps. These can be removable, or you can have them implanted through receiving dental implant treatment. Some people prefer the idea of having replacement teeth that cannot be removed, as they make them feel as if they have their original teeth back.
If you require a crown or a bridge and want to have these attached to implants, this is possible too. Making a consultation appointment with your practitioner is the first step to getting rid of the gaps and improving the quality of your smile.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.