How Do I Fix Tooth Loss?
Tooth loss is a common problem which occurs with the ageing process. Besides old age, individuals may also experience tooth loss due to bad oral hygiene resulting in formation of plaque and consequent cavities, irregular dental check-ups, excessive smoking and drinking, diabetes, trauma, and teeth grinding (bruxism).
Tooth loss has several ill effects. It reduces the chewing ability of the individual, thereby limiting their food choices, resulting in poor nutrition. It also leads to sagging appearance of the face and impaired speech. This may in turn affect a person’s self esteem and heighten his/her self conscious. In such a situation, it becomes necessary to use surgical methods for the reconstruction of falling teeth.