Losing a tooth as an adult can be a little embarrassing, especially if it’s visible when you smile. A missing tooth can lead to long-term complications, sometimes creating eating difficulties and even affecting your whole facial appearance. Patients who have been missing a tooth for an extended period of time may be surprised to discover just how much their mouth and face shape has changed.
What happens if I have a missing tooth?
When a tooth is lost either through injury, disease or tooth decay, the bone around the missing tooth starts to soften and deteriorate, allowing other teeth to shift into its place. This can result in adjacent teeth becoming crooked, further impacting the original smile appearance and likely creating chewing imbalances. The dentists at Littlehampton Dental utilise the most innovative digital smile design technology to show you a very accurate before and after result for those who are considering filling that empty space.
3 dental options for replacing missing teeth
The team at Littlehampton Dental understand the consequences of a missing tooth, which is why we offer a broad range of solutions to suit every patient concern and budget.
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A simple option for the replacement of one or two teeth between other healthy teeth.
Partial or full dentures can replace a number of missing teeth.
If you want a missing tooth replacement that looks and feels just like a natural tooth, a dental implant can provide a long-term solution which allows you to chew, brush and smile without affecting your other teeth or your confidence.