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Missing Back Teeth

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Why do I need to replace a missing back tooth?

A missing back tooth can start a chain reaction over years that in extreme cases could lead to the loss of all teeth. Back teeth (molars) are chewing teeth.

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How does this happen?

Back teeth keep growing (erupt) and tilt and drift towards the front of the mouth if there’s a gap. If one tooth is missing, the opposing tooth moves into its place, teeth further back tilt and drift to where the opposing tooth was and so on.

Tilted teeth soon develop gum pockets along their front root. Gum pockets are abnormal deep, narrow spaces that form between the gums and the root surface. These pockets trap food debris and bacteria. They are very difficult to clean and are, therefore, constantly inflamed.


The jawbone next to the constantly inflamed gums will also become inflamed. Inflamed jawbone softens and slowly begins to disappear. This is called periodontal disease and leads to tooth looseness and eventual tooth loss.

In this hostile environment of plaque, gum and periodontal diseases, decay will soon follow, especially on the exposed roots of the over erupted teeth. Unchecked decay allows bacteria to enter the pulps (nerves) of teeth. This will lead to abscesses, which combined with the looseness of the teeth (mobility), will mean the only solution is to extract the teeth.

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Why Choose Stella Maris?

For over 35 years, we’ve been helping thousands of people regain their confidence to smile. We focus on promoting a healthy mouth and beautiful looking teeth for life, not just a quick fix.

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Gurdip Gill
Gurdip Gill
Have been attending this practice for years and always feel welcomed. Staff are professional and caring.
Bev Simpson
Bev Simpson
I highly recommend Stella Maris Dental Practice.. The standard of care is excellent and pain free. Thiara my Hygienist and the Dental Nurse support offer an exceptional service. Thank You
Ann Humphries
Ann Humphries
Can't praise th dentist enough with the reassuring manner and very informative and great follow up
Larraine Dudley
Larraine Dudley
Very experienced informative dental practice.
Paul Sheward
Paul Sheward
Nice friendly staff, explained exactly what was going on
paul goodyear
paul goodyear
I have have been going to this dentist for quite a few years and I had several problems which have all been resolved to my satisfaction. Dr Namih and his team have been professional and caring throughout . I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else.
Nicholas Watts
Nicholas Watts
Excellent care and friendly efficient service.
Angie Moule
Angie Moule
Fantastic service and all the staff are lovely would definitely recommend to others
Stephen Bak
Stephen Bak
After years of not being able to eat solid food, because of bad decay and alot of tooth discomfort, i decide to go and have a consultation on having implant retained dentures. How professional all the staff were, and after having my remaining teeth removed and 4 implants in the top and 2 in the bottom, i can now eat properly and i am pain free. The photo,s speak for themselves.. The best money i have ever spent. Highly recommend stella maris dental

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