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How to Treat Missing Tooth

Having missing tooth or gaps can impact you’re eating, speaking and smiling. Naturally, it makes the person conscious of his/her own appearance and impacts their self-confidence. It can make them hide their smile or stop socialising entirely to save themselves from the embarrassment.

Most Concerns with Having a Missing Tooth

Moving Teeth

Tooth decay affects patients young and old. Severe decay can be painful as it can start affecting the inner pulp of the tooth or lead to structural damage including cracks and fractures.

If tooth decay is present in your mouth, the dental professionals at Casa Dental will remove the decay and fill it with a tooth-colored material such as a composite resin or stronger porcelain material.

Sensitivity

Movement in teeth may cause sensitivity to the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth due to their exposed roots when they drift into the gap.

Aged Appearance

Having missing a tooth or teeth may make you look older. Loss of teeth from the back of the mouth may cause sunken cheeks and loss of teeth towards the front may lead to a sunken lip appearance as well.

Changes to Your Bite

Your bite may also change and pose a problem for you by possibly causing headaches, migraines and pain in the jaw, neck or shoulder pain originating from pain in the jaw joint.


Treatment Options

To replace a missing tooth/ teeth, there are multiple options available. To understand your circumstances, we will need to conduct an assessment. During this consultation, we will listen to what you want and need before we offer possible treatment options.

Dental Implant or All On 4

If you have a missing tooth or teeth, the space left by the missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to fall into it, or the opposing tooth may grow upwards or downwards into the empty space.

Treatment Length: Varying time between 3 days and 3 months.

Porcelain Dental Bridges

Porcelain Dental Bridges are also another option to replace missing teeth. To ensure the bridge is placed correctly at the site of the missing tooth, the two teeth either side of the gap will need to be correctly prepared for support.

Treatment Length: Generally 2-3 weeks start to finish.

Dentures

Dentures have been the industry standard for replacing missing teeth for hundreds of years before bridges or implants were available. It may prove to be a good, removable choice for some patients. 

With recent technology and working together with leading dental laboratories, we are able to create lifelike prosthetic teeth that are aesthetically pleasing and functional. However, dentures may still have the tendency to move around while eating and talking, to fall out when you sneeze or laugh too hard and food trapping under the denture.

Treatment Length: Varying time between a few days to a few weeks.


Does it Hurt?

Patient comfort is our top priority. To ensure our patients are relaxed and comfortable during any treatment we offer sedation options to calm nerves or for lengthy treatments so you can wake up to your new smile without feeling a thing!

For All On 4 treatment, we generally carry out this treatment option under sleep dentistry. To reduce discomfort after surgery, we provide our patients with medication required, follow up calls and a review at the clinic a few days after the procedure.

Let Us Help You in Taking Care of Your Dental Health

Casa Dental ensures to provide the first-class service to a wide range of clientele including local and expatriate patients from young to old.
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