Tooth loss is a process in which one or more teeth come loose and fall out. Tooth loss is normal for deciduous teeth (baby teeth), when they are replaced by a person's adult teeth. Otherwise, losing teeth is undesirable and is the result of injury or disease, such as dental avulsion, tooth decay, and gum disease. The condition of being toothless or missing one or more teeth is called edentulism.
HOW IS TOOTH LOSS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Tooth Loss is usually not needed in kids as the natural milk teeth gives way to regular teeth. However, in older people a regular check up is advised.
HOW IS TOOTH LOSS TREATED?
There are three basic ways to replace a missing tooth or teeth, including a fixed dental bridge, dentures, and dental implants. Each alternative has its own benefits and drawbacks.
DID YOU KNOW?
Tooth Loss is among the world’s most common health problems.