The health-related effects of tooth loss might not be evident right away, but after a few months and years, there is a whole range of problems that can occur. The recession that happens to the jawbone can age the lower third of the face after just one year. Problems with functionality will also happen, as your natural teeth will become worn as a result of having to work twice as hard, due to the absence of certain teeth. The vacant gaps in your smile can also attract neighbouring teeth, which move across, creating an unnatural tooth structure.
When you come in to see us, we will never ‘sell’ you the idea of having a tooth replacement treatment. Your dentist will explain the benefits and explain why having treatment as early as possible after tooth loss is a preservative step for your long-term health and wellness. We can present you with a bespoke treatment plan, and it’s completely up to you if you would like to proceed or think about taking the next step towards a healthier and complete smile.