My Missing Teeth Living with missing teeth

Living with missing teeth

Things to think about

Missing teeth affect people in different ways. When you are thinking about whether you would like dental treatment, it might be helpful to think about:

It may also help to talk to your dentist about your options. It is fine if you decide you do not want any treatment and would prefer to keep your teeth as they are naturally.

My Missing Teeth Living with missing teeth

Missing teeth that are not causing any problems

Some people with missing teeth do not know they have missing teeth until they are told by a dentist. Missing teeth do not often cause any problems with dental health. It can actually be easier to keep the teeth clean if there are spaces.

If you are not having any problems from your missing teeth, you might not need to have any treatment from the dentist at this time.

It may be helpful to talk to your dentist about:

How your teeth might change in the future

How you can see your dentist again if you change your mind about treatment

Possible problems from missing teeth

Some people decide they would like dental treatment because their teeth are causing problemsThis information comes from high quality research, where people with missing teeth have been asked about their experience. Find out more information here..