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Addressing missing teeth with your dentist Richmond

Losing a tooth can have a negative impact on all aspects of your health and well-being. It can have a toll on your mental health and it can affect your day-to-day life. Each time you look in the mirror it may knock your self-confidence and affect your self-esteem. You may not be able to smile as you wish because you are conscious of what people may be thinking. Some patients suffer from social anxiety and find themselves avoiding social situations or even find themselves unable to perform in their profession. This can have a negative impact on all aspects of your life and affect the people around you.

Effects on your dental health


If you have a missing tooth, it is important that you speak to our dentist Richmond at Sheen Dental sooner rather than later and find out about the tooth replacement options that are available for you. Missing teeth can have a significant impact on your dental health. When you have a gap in between your teeth the remaining teeth move to try and fill the gap resulting in misalignment and malocclusion of the remaining teeth. This can affect the appearance of your smile further, creating a crooked and wonky smile. Misalignment and malocclusion have a range of other implications including increased risk of cavities, tooth decay and gum disease, increased wear and tear, and increased chance of damaging your teeth.


Missing teeth, along with misalignment issues of the teeth, can also make it difficult to bite and chew which may impose restrictions on what you can eat. Therefore, it is important that you consult our dentist Richmond at Sheen Dental urgently and find out about tooth replacement. Tooth loss can cause additional pressure on the remaining teeth which means they are more prone to fractures. It is therefore important to seek restorative dental treatment sooner rather than later to prevent the risk of damaging your remaining teeth.


A gap in your teeth creates a perfect environment for bacteria in your mouth to linger and thrive. You may not be able to brush the area effectively either because it is soft or sore which means that bacteria continues to grow; this can cause cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. Each of these issues will ultimately weaken the adjacent teeth and may eventually result in either a tooth extraction or further tooth loss if the tooth falls out of its own accord. The bone around the missing tooth can also become weaker and thinner which also has a range of implications including affecting the appearance of your jaw and face. Bone loss can also affect your choice of tooth replacement so again it is important that you consult our dentist Richmond as soon as possible to avoid these complications.


Speak to our dentist Richmond today and find out about the options that are available for replacing your missing teeth and restore the appearance and health of your smile sooner rather than later.

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