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The Problems For Patients Near Brentford If Missing Teeth Are Left Untreated


There are a number of contributing factors that can result in the loss of teeth. Not following a good dental routine (brushing, flossing etc) can lead to diseases that rot the teeth, or trauma to the jaw might cause a tooth to be knocked out. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry allows missing teeth to be replaced, which not only restores the smile aesthetically, it also prevents further damage to the teeth surrounding the gap.

The Consequences

If a missing tooth is left untreated, then the teeth adjacent to the gap may start to shift in the wrong direction or rotate crookedly due to a lack of pressure on one side. If this happens, it can lead to a variety of problems, such as:

  • Teeth that have rotated may be harder to brush properly, which could lead to the tooth developing a plaque build-up that could seriously damage the teeth and gums.
  • Misaligned teeth may mean that the ‘bite’ is affected to the point that the patient’s quality of life is reduced. It may cause problems while eating or smiling in everyday life.
  • Temperomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder is a problem that can develop in the joint of the jaw, which causes pain and irritation to sufferers.

The Solution

A gap in the teeth can be filled with an implant that can prevent these problems from occurring. A gap wider than one tooth can be filled with a bridge attached to two implants to produce a natural looking set of teeth. As always, prevention is the best cure, so although some aspects of tooth loss are unavoidable, be sure to prevent the ones that are by brushing and flossing regularly and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups. You’ll be happy you did! For more information on treating missing teeth please contact Sparkle Dental Boutique near Brentford.



Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road Hanwell, Ealing London, W7 2AT

phone 020 8567 4344

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday:

8.30am – 5.00pm


By appointment only.