Surrey dentist discuss the connection between missing teeth and TMJ disorders.


According to American association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay.

In most patients the front missing teeth are immediately replace by dental implants as it visible but missing teeth at the back are often ignored. Without the support of back chewing teeth, as the teeth randomly drift, unusual dental bites develop that cause excessive stress and damage to the joints (TMJ) that connect the two jaw bones with pain and headaches being a common side effect.Other side effects of TMJ are earaches, jaw pain, Popping and clicking of jaw when speaking or chewing, and dizziness.

TMJ disorders - Missting teeth, Dental Bridge, Dental implant, Surrey, London

What can be done to avoid TMJ disorders?

To avoid TMJ the missing teeth has to be replaced with a replacement tooth/teeth. There are several solutions to replace missing teeth including dental implant or a fixed bridge.

Dental bridge comprised of a false tooth that anchor on two crowns that is fixed to the neighbouring teeth. Dental implant are the more long lasting solution to missing teeth. They address the missing gap and do not involve the healthy neighbouring teeth.

If you have missing teeth and would like to avoid future problems including TMJ, call Dr Soltani for a FREE consultation. Dr Soltatni of Surbiton Smile Centre offers all type of cosmetic treatment including fixed bridge and dental implant at her practice in Surbiton Surrey.

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