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WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO REPLACE MISSING TEETH?

Missing teeth  are not merely a cosmetic concern,  because they can also severely influence your daily life. A tooth loss condition is really more serious than it is often perceived to be.

 Lost teeth affect not only oral health but also general health, as well as appearance and self-esteem. Each tooth plays a vital role in the structure of the mouth, and in relationship to the remaining teeth. The way our teeth are normally arranged, helps to facilitate effective chewing, biting and talking.

Teeth are lost or missing for several reasons, such as trauma, decay, gum disease, or even genetics.

Tooth loss can negatively affect a person’s social and professional life; it can lead to reduced self-confidence because of the gaps in a  smile.

Missing teeth can affect the way you speak, depending on  the location of the gaps. The loss of one or more teeth can disturb the distribution of bite pressure onto other teeth, resulting in a decrease in chewing efficiency. Your remaining teeth will struggle to retain their normal function due to the imbalance in chewing forces, which can lead to overcompensation by the surrounding teeth, and result in inordinate stress and wear.

When you lose a tooth or have a tooth extraction, the bone surrounding the tooth soon begins to weaken, and the surrounding teeth begin to shift to fill in the space, leaving more spaces and gaps.

Also, when a tooth is missing, there is no contact with the opposing arch. This can cause opposing teeth to gradually extrude which leads to other problems, such as fractures, mobility, or tooth loss. Tooth loss can also cause infections, affecting the gum tissues and the underlying bone. In advanced cases, it can also lead to progressive bone loss and receding gums.

Therefore, leaving the gap  where a tooth once was can be a source of embarrassment as well as have serious consequences.

So it is very important to replace  a missing tooth to prevent the other teeth from shifting. Also replacing the missing back teeth can affect the overall bite, and help ease some of the excessive pressure on the front teeth created by chewing.

If the tooth is not replaced soon, the loss of jawbone can cause other teeth to fall out, further detracting from a healthy smile.

There is more than one option for replacing missing teeth. The 3 most common options are replacing the missing teeth with implants, crowns,  bridges or dentures. Sometimes a combination of two of these options can be used, such as a denture that is supported by implants, or a bridge that is supported by implants.

 And just as importantly, they can also help teeth to even out the bite forces of the remaining teeth, and protect their existing teeth structure to last for a long lifetime.

Not to mention that by saving one tooth, you are also helping to keep the surrounding ones healthy as well.

Here is what some of our patients had to say, about their experience, regarding the Dental Implants they got done in Smile Delhi.

Conventional Method

Robert Abbey, Australia

"In the measure of being an ex patient of Dr. Deepanshu Jhunthra, I have no hesitation in recommending her dental clinic for implant work or any other dental procedure. Not only is the clinic maintained to the highest of medical standards, but the very personal service afforded to each and every patient in the form of daily telephone contact, makes going to Vivan's dental surgery a considerably agreeable experience. I would also state categorically that the work of team colleague, Dr. Gupta and his assistant, in the domain of implants, does not fall short of excellent, and once again, I can sincerely recommend his most professional and easy approach to the job in hand. I would strongly counsel any would be patient to read my longer letter of recommendation which provides much more detail and description about my whole experience in the hands of Dr. Bhatia and her team."

Lawrence Moon, London

"Smile, I even laughed when they screwed the posts in ! Very professional. All the best"

Intra Oral Welding Method

V. K. Gauba, New Delhi

"My family and i, have been patients of Dr. Deepanshu Jhunthra for almost 10 years. We have been satisfied with the services provided by her and her team of experts. I was given a set of upper and lower dentures about 2 and a half years back. They were light and well fitting. I tried my best but could not get used to these dentures. The foreign body feeling was too much. Plus there wasn’t any fun in chewing food as the biting power of removable dentures was very less compared to natural teeth. I finally gave up on my dentures and requested Dr. Deepanshu Jhunthra for an alternative solution. She said we could do implants. In fact i was lucky , because now they had started a new system of doing implants(in addition to the conventional one). This new system was called the,’intra oral welding method’. 6 German implants were put in my upper jaw on day 1. On day 2, the intra oral welding procedure was done and then 12 fixed teeth were put on these implants. So in 2 days i went from no teeth in my upper jaw to a full compliment of fixed teeth. After a week, I got 6 implants put in my lower jaw ie on day 8. On day 9, the intra oral welding of the lower implants was done followed by the fixed teeth placement. I felt very good about myself and younger and healthier with these fixed teeth in my mouth. Psychologically i was completely upbeat. For 3 months i had to eat soft food. After 3 months i was eating everything including nuts and dry fruits. These felt as good as my natural teeth in terms of look, speech and chewing power. Not only have i been enjoying eating, but my whole health has improved due to proper chewing of food. The big advantage of this method is that there is no waiting period between the implant phase and the fixed teeth phase. I would recommend this to anyone considering implants. There are very few dentists doing this advanced method of treatment in India. However, you can go to Smile Delhi and rest assured that you will experience their mission in action ie. they are ‘adding value to health by providing beautiful healthy smiles through highest quality dentistry with personalised care’. The surgeon was an expert and i hardly had to take any painkillers during this procedure."

Rani Saund, UK

"Thank you very much Dr. Deepanshu Jhunthra for wonderful treatment for implants+bridge+giving me my Smile back. This has made me feel very positive about myself. I will recommend your place to my friends + family anytime. Had very professional+ excellent experience."

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