Learn More About Missing Teeth

A missing tooth is about more than just a gap in your smile. From being unable to eat certain foods or speak clearly to severe issues such as gum disease, the implications of losing even one tooth are more far-reaching.

At West Perth Dental Centre, our experienced dentists offer a wide range of services for missing teeth. Our goal is to work with you to provide personalized management tailored to your individual needs and budget.

Visit West Perth Dental Centre for dental services that serve the interests of your overall oral health!

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Common Signs and Symptoms of Missing Teeth

Difficulty Speaking

Tooth loss can have an impact on your speech. Without the full structure of teeth, it may be difficult to articulate words clearly and fluently- resulting in garbled pronunciation or impaired mumbling.

Difficulty Chewing

Chewing can be difficult for patients who have lost a tooth or multiple teeth. Those with missing teeth generally require more time to chew and may experience discomfort when chewing especially hard foods.

Teeth Shifting

Teeth shifting is commonly caused by inadequate support due to missing teeth. When you have missing teeth, the other teeth tend to move slightly to fill up the space present.

Decrease Self-confidence

Missing teeth have a profound impact on the self-confidence of a person. With missing teeth, feeling confident in social situations can be challenging, from being unable to smile around others or talk without feeling self-conscious.

Our Services That Can Address
Missing Teeth

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Dentures are removable replacements of your missing teeth that create a complete set of pearly whites or fill gaps between your teeth. It is excellent management for anyone dealing with missing teeth.

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Dental Implants

A dental implant offers a strong foundation for your new artificial teeth through surgically placed replicas of your natural tooth roots. These replacement teeth provide a secure fit and look like natural teeth.

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A dental bridge is an excellent replacement for your missing teeth. It involves using the two adjacent natural teeth to support the artificial tooth. Bridges are often made of porcelain, metal, and even zirconia.

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All-on-4 Implants

An All-On-4 dental implant technique is revolutionizing the way we replace missing teeth! With just four implants, you can get a complete set of fixed replacement teeth and regain your confident smile.

Receive First-class Care at West Perth Dental Centre

At our clinic, you'll be cared for by experienced dentists who use only the latest in dental technology. Book your appointment today!

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Why Choose
West Perth Dental Centre

State-of-the-Art Dental Technology

From digital x-rays to same-day crowns, we utilise the latest advances in dental technology to provide our patients with high-quality care.

Experienced Dentists and In-house Specialists

Our dental team are highly trained and experienced, and we offer a comprehensive range of services to meet your needs.

Wide Range of Payment Options

We aim to make quality dental care easy on your budget by providing flexible payment options and accepting major health funds.

ABOUT Missing Teeth

The following are the possible causes of missing teeth:

  • Gum Disease
    Gum disease can lead to missing teeth. It is often the result of inflammation and infection of the gums, which causes the essential bone that supports the teeth to be lost. When this occurs, tooth loss may become unavoidable without early intervention and management.

  • Tooth Decay
    Harmful bacteria attack the teeth and erode the enamel’s protective layer, causing tooth decay which can eventually result in tooth loss.

  • Physical Trauma
    Physical trauma to the mouth or face can lead to severe dental issues, including even the loss of teeth. Dental traumas occur when a hard blow to the mouth, usually from sporting activities, falls, physical fights, or vehicle accidents.

  • Genetics
    Genetics is an essential factor to consider when it comes to missing teeth. Hypodontia is a condition that can be inherited and cause an individual to be born with fewer than the usual number of teeth.

When teeth are missing from your mouth, it can increase the risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay. It is because the jawbone may start shrinking without support, creating deep pockets where bacteria thrive, which leads to gum disease. The adjacent teeth are also at higher risk for decaying due to a lack of protection from surrounding structures resulting in a domino effect on oral health!

If you have missing teeth, it may take several weeks or months to get them replaced. The duration depends on the management plan that works for your unique situation.

You can avoid further tooth loss quite easily. You can significantly lower your risk of further tooth damage and subsequent tooth loss by visiting the dentist regularly and maintaining good oral hygiene.

Yes, missing teeth can affect your overall health.

Eating regular meals can be significantly more challenging and occasionally impossible when teeth are missing. Without the proper calorie and nutrient intake, you won’t be able to maintain your health. It may eventually lead to malnutrition.

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