Lost and missing teeth can occur as a result of tooth decay, gum disease or trauma.
Besides causing discomfort, missing teeth can also cause your other teeth to shift resulting in more gaps and loose teeth.
If you have lost your tooth as a result of tooth decay, further examination is required to ensure your other teeth are not at risk.
We will also need to check for gum disease. Depending on the results, we will discuss taking further action to reduce your risk of further decay.
If you have lost your tooth due to trauma we will need to ensure that there isn’t any root fragments left behind.
It is important that while your tooth is missing the gum does not get infected.
Dentists of Ivanhoe will discuss cosmetic and functional options with you to get your smile back to its original state.
Here at Dentist of Ivanhoe Central we offer Dental Implants, Bridges or Partial Dentures. Call us to find out more.