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November 25, 20190

1) Why it is caused?

Missing Teeth is also called Hypodontia

  • Gum diseases may cause exfoliation of teeth
  • Cavities
  • Injury or trauma
  • Congenital missing
  • Impacted
  • Systemic conditions (multiple teeth missing)
  • Cleft lip/cleft palate
  • Genetics
  • Intentional removal of teeth
  • Development anomalies


2) How to prevent it?

  • Practice good oral hygiene ; brushing twice daily, flossing daily, rinse with mouth wash
  • Visit dentist regularly
  • Limit alcohol &tobacco use
  • Wear a mouth guard in sports
  • Proper pregnancy care


3) When to go for treatment?

  • Trauma
  • Aesthetics
  • Difficulty in chewing
  • Changing in the position of adjacent & opposing teeth
  • Sensitivity
  • Increase in the spacing of other teeth
  • Speech issue
  • Bone loss
  • Jaw malfunctioning
  • Bite irregularities


4) What is the treatment? what is done in treatment?

1) Fixed
i) Dental implant: A surgical procedure in which a replacement tooth is placed & fused with the jaw bone
ii) Bridge: Adjacent teeth on either side of missing teeth are taken as support &crowns are placed
iii) Implant supported bridge: Implant placed in bone followed by a bridge

2) Removable
i) Partial denture: Replacement teeth for a small section of missing teeth with acrylic denture
ii) Complete denture: In completely missing in either arch replaced by complete acrylic dentures


Post-operative care

  • Regular oral prophylaxis
  • Change in dentures for every 3 years
  • Avoid biting hard foods
  • Brushing twice a day &flossing daily
  • Use of mouth wash & inter-dental aids
  • Monitoring system health conditions

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