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Missing Teeth

Missing Teeth? We can help fill the gap!

We know that everyone loves a full, healthy looking smile. It helps you to live life confidently. Our mouths are like bookcases, each tooth holds the next up. Missing teeth are common amongst our younger patients due to their baby teeth falling out to make way for the adult set of teeth. However, it is in adult cases that missing teeth can cause you to have issues with chewing and often speaking. There are a few different ways we can restore missing teeth, these include dental implants, fixed bridges, removable or implant dentures.

Treatment options

Dental Implants

Whether you need a single tooth or several teeth in different areas of your mouth replaced, a dental implant might be the right option for you. A dental implant is an artificial tooth replacement on a permanent base.

With this dental procedure, an implant (also known as a screw or titanium root) is surgically placed into your jaw and a replacement crown is placed on top. These implants are designed to look and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible without affecting surrounding teeth

Implant Dentures

While regular dentures are replacement teeth that are removable and rest on the gums, implant dentures are secured and attached in place by implants in your jaw. This treatment is suitable if you don’t have any teeth in the jaws but enough bone in the jaw to support the implants.


Fixed Bridge

Missing one or more teeth in the same area? A fixed bridge might be the treatment for you. This bridges the gap from a missing tooth or even teeth, the artificial tooth is supported by the surrounding natural teeth and bonded with dental cement. A fixed dental bridge is created to look like your natural teeth.

What's Next?

Learn more about some possible treatment options with your local Maven Dental practice. We recommend you book an appointment with a dentist to further discuss and provide expert advice on getting the best treatment options to help you achieve great oral health and the smile you have been dreaming of!


The cost of assessing and replacing a missing tooth or teeth depends on the contributing factors of the gap in your teeth. Your Maven dentist will discuss why the tooth or teeth are missing, where in your mouth they are missing from, and the dental treatment plan options suitable for you to give you a full smile. We recommend you book an appointment to discuss this thoroughly, and your dentist will be able to advise you about your options and the cost of treatment.

Everyone’s mouth is different, but your teeth are designed to work together. It may be unnoticeable, depending on where in your mouth your tooth is missing. Over time, the missing tooth or teeth can impair the way you speak, eat and even develop into a more complex problem. We advise you talk to your Maven dentist early to discuss your options, as they will be able to give advice on problems that may develop.

Accidents happen, we recommend you get to an emergency dentist as soon as possible! If the tooth is completely out, try to find the tooth and bring it with you. Your dentist will assess your mouth, explain your options and will do what they can to help you.  If you can’t get to a dentist, go to the emergency department at the hospital.

We recommend you see your dentist as soon as possible. Whether it is an accident or injury or been gradual, your Maven dentist will be able to assess your teeth and discuss treatment options. No treatment may be required, however it is best to get your teeth looked at, as there is a risk your tooth or teeth may die or fall out later.

Accidents and injuries do happen, however when it comes to gum disease and decay as causes of missing teeth, there are things we can do to prevent this. If you take care of your oral health as part of your overall health routine, you can reduce your chances of losing teeth later in life. This includes being proactive with a combination of at-home dental care and building a regular relationship with your dentist or dental hygienist.

We recommend daily healthy habits and regular visits to the dentist. For a healthy smile and overall good oral health:

  • Practice good oral hygiene habits at home including brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day
  • Book routine hygiene & check-up visits with a dentist or dental hygienist ideally every 6 months or as advised by your dentist

We understand that some people feel anxious about visiting the dentist.  At Maven Dental, we work hard to make you feel comfortable and to create environments that feel safe and welcoming.  We also believe that communication is key and invite you to share any concerns you may have prior or upon arrival.

While everyone is different, we’ve created a list of tips that can help to reduce anxiety related to dentist visits – read more