Tooth Loss – Faqs

What are the causes of Tooth loss?

There are various reasons for tooth loss like Normal childhood tooth loss, Tooth decay, Loose tooth, Tooth injury, Mouth trauma, Gum disease, Periodontal disease.

How does complete tooth loss affect a person?

Loss of all natural teeth can contribute to a person’s psychological, social, and physical impairment. Even when missing teeth are replaced with well-constructed dentures, there may be limitations in speech, chewing ability, taste perception, and quality of life.

At what age will a child get the adult teeth after the baby teeth are lost?

The first permanent ‘adult’ molars (back teeth) will appear at about 6 years of age, behind the baby teeth and before the first teeth start to fall out at about 6 to 7. The permanent ‘adult’ teeth will then replace the ‘baby’ teeth. It is usually the lower front teeth that are lost first, followed by the upper front teeth shortly after. All permanent teeth should be in place by the age of 13, except the wisdom teeth.

How can one replace a lost tooth?

The type of replacement depends on the number of teeth lost, the location of the lost teeth, and the health of the remaining teeth, gums, and the bone around the teeth’s roots. Teeth can be replaced with appliances that are fixed or cemented to existing teeth (bridges), implants, or removable appliances (partial or full dentures).

How can Tooth loss be prevented?

Tooth loss can be prevented through education, early diagnosis, and regular dental care. Children and adults must recognize the signs and symptoms of oral and systemic diseases and know the oral and general health care practices necessary to prevent them.

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