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Dentists are in the business of saving them before replacing them.

But sometimes teeth can’t be saved. Missing teeth can adversely impact your appearance, speech, chewing ability, and self-confidence.

What are the consequences of missing teeth?

    • Loss of jawbone
    • Difficulty keeping teeth clean
    • Difficulty chewing and eating
    • Change in biting force
    • Grinding and clenching
  • Shifting teeth

At Shawlands Dental Care we offer several options for replacing missing teeth. The option you choose will depend on the number of teeth you are missing, and the condition of your remaining teDanescourt eth, gums, and jawbone.


If you are missing teeth and your gums and jaw are healthy, you may benefit from dental implants. A dental implant with a crown replaces a missing tooth or several missing teeth and is a great way to keep your jaw healthy, maintain a stable bite and restore your beautiful smile.

A dental implant is a biocompatible titanium rod that your dentist places in your jaw to mimic the root of a tooth. Over several months the jawbone grows around the rod and anchors it in place. Depending on the number of missing teeth you want to replace, a single tooth, dentures, and bridges can be attached to an implant.


A dental bridge is an excellent solution for filling a gap in your smile as long as the surrounding teeth are healthy.

A fixed bridge is the most common type of bridge and consists of a prosthetic tooth in the middle of two dental crowns, which are permanently bonded to the teeth on either side of the gap


When you are missing all or several teeth, removable complete or partial dentures are a good way to maintain your bite and restore a natural looking smile.

Your dentist will take an impression of your mouth either before extraction or after the gums have healed. The impression is used to fabricate your dentures.

Depending on your unique situation, the dentures may be fitted immediately after extraction, or more commonly after the extraction site has healed.

Do I need to replace my missing teeth?

If you are missing a tooth, the surrounding teeth begin to drift into the space. This makes your teeth more prone to decay and gum disease and can adversely impact your appearance.

After extraction, the bone that supported the tooth begins to shrink and gives your face a hollow look. The longer you wait to replace the tooth, the more bone volume you lose.

There are plenty of options for replacing missing teeth, but the option that works best for you requires an assessment of your dental health and collaboration between you and your dentist.

If you are considering a tooth replacement call us on 0141 632 1378. We are happy to discuss your situation and provide recommendations and a treatment plan for your unique needs.

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