The out of sight out of mind mentality towards missing teeth is often a huge mistake. Missing teeth can cause far more than aesthetic displeasure. Missing teeth can allow adjacent teeth to shift, bone loss in the jaw increases the appearance of aging, and spaces increase the opportunity for decay and periodontal disease to set in. One dental solution for missing teeth is dentures.
Dentures are artificial teeth used to fill in the spaces created by missing teeth. They can be made different materials, often hardened porcelain and acrylic resin, and are made to look as natural as possible. Dentures can be created to fill the place of one missing tooth, several teeth, even all of patient’s teeth depending on the nature and reason for their tooth loss.
Aside from aesthetic appearance, dentures will help with chewing, speaking, facial muscle support, and can avoid the shifting of surrounding teeth. If you are missing one tooth or your entire smile, dentures may offer a solution for you. Speak to our Yonge and Eglinton dentists about your missing teeth. Your smile will thank you.