Missing Teeth

Restore your teeth and keep smiling!

There are many treatment options to restore a missing tooth. We are here to assist you in determining the ideal solution for you.

Missing Teeth

Restore your teeth and keep smiling!

There are many treatment options to restore a missing tooth. We are here to assist you in determining the ideal solution for you.

Common causes of missing teeth

Several factors can contribute to missing teeth, including:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Injury
  • Extraction
  • Genetic condition

Dental problems linked with missing teeth

Missing teeth can lead to problems, such as:

  • Difficulty eating or speaking
  • Shifting or malposition of remaining teeth
  • Changes in the bite
  • Increased risk for gum disease and tooth decay
  • Collapse of facial features

Treatments for missing teeth

The best way to treat missing teeth will depend on the number of teeth you’re missing and the reason for the tooth loss.

Possible treatments include:

  • Dental implants
  • Dental bridge
  • Denture

Missing teeth can be a serious problem, however, our experienced dental team can help restore your smile.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We will develop a personalised treatment plan to get you smiling with confidence again!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can genetic abnormalities lead to missing teeth?

Hypodontia is a dental condition where one or more teeth are missing. It is caused by genetic abnormalities or environmental factors, such as infection or poor oral hygiene. It can lead to many other dental problems, including difficulty eating and speaking, shifting or overcrowding of remaining teeth, and changes in facial structure.

How do I know if I have a missing tooth?

If you have a gap in your smile where there should be a tooth, then you may have a missing tooth. Other signs of a missing tooth include difficulty eating or speaking, changes in your bite, and pain in your jaw. The best way to determine if you have a missing tooth is by visiting your dentist. They will be able to take an X-ray of your mouth and confirm whether or not you are missing a tooth.

Is a dental implant the best option for missing teeth?

A dental implant is a surgical component that replaces the root of a missing tooth. It is placed directly into the jawbone. After a period of healing, the implant is attached to a dental restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or denture.

Dental implants are often the best option for missing teeth, as they provide a strong foundation for dental restoration and they look and feel like natural teeth. Implants are can last for many years.

What can happen if I don't replace my missing teeth?

Depending on the location of the tooth, the number of missing teeth and its importance to your bite, there may or may not be long term consequences. A single missing tooth can cause emotional distress and jaw pain for some people while it may go unnoticed for others.

Not getting treatment for lost teeth can risk leading to more serious dental issues in the future. If you suspect you are missing a tooth, speak to one of our friendly dentists to discuss your options.

What can I do to avoid losing my teeth?

There are several things you can do to avoid losing your teeth, such as:

  • Brushing twice a day and and flossing once a day
  • Visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings
  • Maintaining a healthy diet
  • Avoiding smoking and chewing tobacco
  • Wearing a mouthguard when participating in sports

If you have any concerns about losing your teeth, please consult your dentist. They will be able to advise you on the best ways to protect your teeth.

What is the cost of treatment?

The cost of treatment for missing teeth varies depending on the severity of the condition and the type of treatment required. Book a consultation with our friendly staff to discuss the cost of treatment for your case and our available payment options.