The World Health Organisation recommends that adults should have a minimum amount of 20 teeth to chew food without causing digestive issues.
Many adults chose to suffer in silence when they have lost their back teeth. Losing your back teeth means that when you chew food you will use your front teeth instead causing more damage.
This altered way of chewing puts additional pressure on the front teeth and wears them down much more quickly. Digestive issues are also a symptom of lost teeth due to the front teeth not being capable of chewing the food properly.
Our experienced team at Castle Street Dental Practice understand that patients who have lost some of their back teeth may not want to have their remaining teeth removed so that full dentures can be fitted.
However, not taking action of some sort now may mean that you will need to have full dentures much sooner than you thought.
Implants can easily resolve your issues, giving you back a functional set of teeth and restoring your overall health.