Cosmetic Dentists in Kensington often get asked if a missing tooth needs to be replaced. Often after an extraction or if the missing tooth has been this way for a while, implant dentists in Kensington and Chelsea are seeing a rise in the number of people asking about the consequences of not having a tooth there.
First of all if the missing tooth is not replaced, there is a likelihood that the tooth on the opposing arch will overgrow into the gap. The teeth either side of the gap can tilt into the gap, leading to problems with bite and the alignment of teeth, and depending on which tooth is missing they can affect speech and chewing.
Dr Gurs Sehmi, your cosmetic dentist in London, would recommend that in most case the tooth is replaced. He sees a number of people who ask about replacing a missing central tooth, as they are embarrassed about the gap, or want a more permanent solution, rather than a removable denture. In other cases people come to see him about replacing a back tooth, as they are finding it hard to enjoying eating their favourite foods.
There a number of ways of closing up the gap caused from a missing tooth, including dental implants, dental bridges and in some cases orthodontic treatment to close the gap. It is important that when finding a dental implant dentist in London, that you go for consultations and find out as much about the procedure as possible so that you can make an informed decision. You should ask to see previous cases of people with similar cases to your own to see what kind of results you can expect.
At The Kensington Clinic in London, all initial consultations are free, allowing you to find out more about the procedures and the options that are suitable for you. To book call us on 0207 603 3008 or complete the call back request form to the right.